Southern Trio: Three Short Stories of the South by M.R. Zapp, a member of The Catholic Writers Guild. These three short works of Catholic fiction are perfect for when one is searching for a quick burst of literary exploration.
Kentucky Derby Mama centers on the relationship of a teen daughter with her alcoholic mother. Out from Under features a stuttering teen boy living in a trailer park wondering how he might ever escape. The Magnolia Bloomed is about a priest struggling with his vocation.
Despite the brevity of these works, Zapp has been able to develop the main characters quite well and provide a snapshot of their lives at a crisis point. They are worth reading and thinking about.