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What It Means to Live

22 pages14 minutes


WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE by Samantha Olmo is a collection of flash fiction stories about relationships between characters and their fight to survive under harsh conditions.

In "Love Remains", an old woman tries to get her husband with Alzheimer’s to remember who she is. The story of "The Sidewalk" follows an irritable homeless man named Teddy and a sick little girl called Daisy who bond through their shared struggles. "Intruders" is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a girl, Cayden, goes through a supposedly abandoned house in search of supplies. "To the Other Side" is a suspenseful story about a man who must traverse a frozen lake before he gets caught in an approaching snowstorm.

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