Now this is real horror, the quiet type that sneaks up on you and consumes you whole. And you weep. You don't cry, you weep. Such is the power of each and every one of these stories. Human grief and pain and love and hope, told so simply yet hitting you so hard. (By the way, some of the stories will make you weep with laughter.) My hat off. This is but the work of a genius.
Where have you been all my life, Ludmilla?