Travelers’ Shorts: Stories That Move
“The Queen, the Bird Feeder, and the Mausoleum”
This More Bonuses short story from Travelers’ Shorts is worthy of a rencontre asperger Coen Brothers film. what to expect after 5 years of dating “The Queen, the Bird Feeder, and the Mausoleum” is about a mother and son whose twisted relationship defines their bond. As Curtis’ mother, “the Queen,” struggles to sustain her hold of power, while her son seeks ways to compromise it. Caught in the middle of the chaos, the son’s friend, Oogie, a mere bystander, observes and does his best to stay clear the fray—involving a new bird feeder, a mausoleum, and a family dinner. Did anyone notice the fourteen-foot long python?
Copyright Robert George Reoch