Listen to How the Lights Get In — the second of three stories that make up Sarah Flynn’s Little Birds — read by the wonderfully talented Xe Sands. This marks the first ever Little Fiction title to be narrated, and we couldn’t think more awesome things about it if we tried.
“Someday, someone is going to knock all of the wildness out of you”
In “Brambles,” we read about a young woman whose wildness consumes her. In “How the Light Gets In,” we wake up in the wild, not knowing how we got there, but knowing that there is a place we need to be getting to. And in the final story — the title story — we learn of those who fly away from us, and those who can’t.
Little Birds is equal parts charming and heartbreaking. We hope you like it as much as we do.
Their friends made jokes about the man who finally tamed her, but at night he watched her sleep and wondered when she would leave him. Her body grew tenser as his grip grew tighter, and he waited patiently for her to discover a secret key that would unlock his hold and let her slip away forever.
Little Fiction is about to turn six months old, and we’ll be celebrating next week with the release of four short stories (instead of our usual two):