1,000-Year-Old Ghosts

A grandmother teach her family to deal with difficult memories in a unique way- by pickling them in jars.For June, we present an original short story by Laura Chow Reeve, about three generations of women who wrestle with their memories in a unique way by pickling them. We love the magical realism of the story, with rich imagery that elicits all senses, and a weight that we think many people can relate to.-- Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor (Hyphen Magazine)Illustrations by Mori Walts..


1,000-Year-Old Ghosts Reviews

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
Marisa

Listened to this narrated by the fantastic LeVar Burton on his podcast: LeVar Burton Reads.

Such a clever idea for a short story and kept me interested. Felt like a folktale yet applicable to current day. Will check out Chow Reeve's other works.

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
Eryn

memory, choice, family

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
Sara

This is, so far, my favorite story from the podcast: Levar Burton Reads. The premise is such a fascinating one. What if you could bottle up memories that you want to forget? Give this book a listen on the podcast it is a short story and worth the ride.

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
Shelly

Interesting story and concept. I enjoyed it from the standpoint of any kind of Chinese mythology or customs/traditions/ideology is intriguing to me, but it didn't quite hold my attention all the way through. I found my thoughts drifting while listening to Levar Burton reading it, and he is a great story teller. There was something missing to hold it all together for me. I felt it was three different stories - the grandmother, the mother and daughter, and that maybe they just didn't mesh well for ...more

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
Antoine Bandele

Like many others I simple could not get into though the premise of ridding bad memories was cool (reminded me a bit of The Giver).

1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
Cori


1,000-Year-Old Ghosts
PJC

This is a short story. It was in an anthology. It is also read aloud by Levar Burton in one of his podcasts. It's kind of bittersweet and I ended up wishing it was longer.