A short story by Jelena Borojevic

Today while perusing a few of the blogs that I follow, I came across a remarkable little story.  It was written by Jelena Borojevic, who is a Goodreads author and the Assistant Fiction Editor of Arcadia Press.

I had meant to just skim a few paragraphs, but the story grabbed me and I read every word.  It reminded me a little of a novel I read recently called “Soft in the head“.  It also reminded me a bit of the writings of one of my favorite authors, Fredrik Backman.old-man-on-bench

The story, about an elderly man who visits a park daily to feed the pigeons, is well-written and has themes of loneliness, friendship, and human ‘connection’.  I urge you to read it in it’s entirety. The title of this charming little story is:

The Letter O

Enjoy!  I’m sure that she would love to hear what you think of it – even more than I would.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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15 Responses to A short story by Jelena Borojevic

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    Lynne: this is truly a beautiful story, and the ending does matter, doesn’t it? Thank you so much for sharing. Sometimes we need to examine this precious pieces that describe the human condition, and how one’s life can impact another ( in a positive way).


  2. skyecaitlin says:

    Every now and again, I like a short story: some are not that great; however, many great American writers wrote some marvelous short stories; Eudora Welty, Sherwood Anderson, et al, but this sounds very meaningful.


  3. carhicks says:

    Thanks for sharing this story, I really enjoyed it.


  4. Reblogged this on Chat About Books and commented:
    A beautifully written short story…..


  5. nickimags says:

    Thanks for sharing I really enjoyed it.


  6. An excellent story. The comparison of the old pigeon through the eyes of both the old man and Tom was really well done.


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