This! I repeat: this! Definitely. This is how short stories should be written. Each one rounded and anchored in itself, economical with time and space, each almost sparingly deploying just as many scenes as necessary, with a raw intensity pulsing within, and written in that simple prose which, most authors will surely concur, is the most difficult writing goal to achieve.
Read my gushing review of Joe Okonkwo’s short story collection “Kiss the Scars on the Back of my Neck” (released today) on