I have found it. A discussion group that fits me; a short story discussion group. I used to really enjoy attending book clubs, first at my local library, then through my job. But, as life went on and my commitments increased, my ability to keep up with the book club decreased. In other words, I wasn’t finishing the books. Oh, I still attended the book club at work (I dare not pull this fraud off at my library). The book club chair showed me her ways. I went to her the day of one of the book club meetings, confessing I hadn’t had a chance to finish the book. She shared she had only gotten through the first chapter and was planning on attending anyway. Wow. I felt good. I had read a full three quarters of the book.
Well, this, for me, was a slippery slope. For the last two book club meetings, I had not even read the books at all. I had taken them out of the library and carried them around with me, including to the book club meetings. How embarrassing. After this, I stopped attending my work book club. The reason? I changed to a job 50 miles away. Otherwise, I fear I might still be attending, albeit fraudulently.
So, when I saw the offering at my local library for a new short story discussion group, cleverly called Sunday Shorts, I was delighted. Short stories have been my favorite genre for sometime. But, similar to my shrinking time and energy for reading novels, I haven’t been able to get through any of my collections of short stories, either. So, this is a wonderful opportunity. I enjoyed reading the short story and, the one hour discussion group was great, too!
Finally, just my genre!