Chicken Soup | Mel Bossa

Are you spending your days reading, immersing yourself in long series to distract yourself from the world situation? Or are you like me and have a hard time to focus on anything for more than a few minutes?

If you’re like me, or just want to take a short break between books, I have a cute little read for you. I dedicated February to short reads and Nell Iris recommended Chicken Soup by Mel Bossa. If you haven’t read anything by Ms Iris, check her out. Especially if you’re on the lookout for shorter reads.

But now to the story I should be talking about – Chicken Soup by Mel Bossa. It’s ‘only’ 14 pages long, but oh so cute. It’s Pride week and Jimmy is in a bar celebrating his friend’s birthday. He’s not feeling well, his throat is scratchy and he should be home in bed, but there is this guy…

Nolan moved to the city not too long ago, and the next day he’s to be in the Pride parade, dancing. He exited and wants Jimmy to come watch. Jimmy says he will, but when morning comes that scratchy throat is worse.

I’m not gonna say anything more about it because then I’ll ruin everything, but it’s super cute.

Now, this would be perfect for my A – Z Title Challenge, but I already had a book on C.

Chicken SoupThough Jimmy’s ill and isn’t getting any better, he hopes to have a bit of fun during Pride weekend. When he meets Nolan, a young dancer in the parade, Jimmy takes a chance on making himself vulnerable for the first time in years.

What Jimmy doesn’t expect is how strong Nolan will make him feel with a simple gesture of support.

Note: This short story was originally published in the charity collection, Love Is Proud.

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