Just one story this morning, Full Bloom by Nolan Knight.
Mr. Knight starts his tale at the end of a night gone wrong, and a day off to a bad start. Unlike many stories where we'd get a picture of what led to being tossed out of a car, Mr. Knight recedes further into the past to give us an image of the girl and her life.
What follows is a backward through time look at a life gone wrong. Too many wounds. Too many bad choices by too many people. We see some of her choices, some actions of those around her, and sometimes just bad things that impact her world.
We're left with a handful of details about a person who ended up in a bad place after visiting a few others along the way. The dialog is fantastic, and the description packed with feeling.