Short stories by Ralph Gustafon
Listing 2 stories.
In the WWII era, a married couple spectates a death-defying stunt. The husband likens the impossible feat to their failing marriage and is relieved when the performer succeeds, but when the man then falls to his death, his wife's strange reaction signals the end of their love.
Fearing her father's cruelty, a young girl is determined to save a bird trapped in the attic. Things spiral out of control when she realizes that her intervention has proved to be worse than anything her father could have done.