A friend of mine once told me that the best short stories operated as fragments. You wanted to tell the middle of the story, only. The beginning and the end needed to linger in the reader’s mind. I think he’s right. Well, certainly to my tastes, those stories that stay with me are the ones that offer no conclusions, no easy solutions. Also, being an obtuse type, I thought I’d present to you my anthology of short stories and sell them to you through the medium of rap lyrics.