Short stories by Josephine W. Johnson

Josephine Winslow Johnson (June 20, 1910 – February 27, 1990)[1][2] was an American novelist, poet, and essayist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1935 at age 24 for her first novelNow in November. To this day she's the youngest person to win the Pulitzer for Fiction.[3] Shortly thereafter, she published Winter Orchard, a collection of short stories that had previously appeared in The Atlantic MonthlyVanity FairThe St. Louis Review, and Hound & Horn. Of these stories, "Dark" won an O. Henry Award in 1934,[4] and "John the Six" won an O. Henry Award third prize the following year. Johnson continued writing short stories and won three more O. Henry Awards: for "Alexander to the Park" (1942), "The Glass Pigeon" (1943), and "Night Flight" (1944)

Listing 4 stories.

Eager to get his children to stop fighting, a father tells them a story about dragons and kings; things take a disappointing turn when the children realize that their father doesn't know the end of his own story.

A brother and sister break into the home of a reclusive, dying author. The two siblings move in and forge a makeshift family with the author and his servant and quickly become the older men's caretakers.

A mother sorrowfully recounts her daughter’s first love and its destructive effects.

Elizabeth's mental health suffers as she waits for her husband to return from military training, living in a rented room alone with her son.