Dancing with the Bride by Penelope Street
So it is with deep trepidation, that Wendy Sullivan accompanies her life partner, Lynn Radcliffe, to the wedding of Lynn’s cousin Chad, to a small town, Melville, where Lynn was previously disowned by her family because of her orientation.
We all know what to expect from narrow-minded, small-town people. Or do we? Aren’t such expectations just as prejudiced as the rejection they anticipate?
This short story uses a lesbian setting, but it might as well describe another of many minorities in society. I’d like to call it ‘required reading’, only then you’d probably expect a lecture, which it definitely is not.
Instead, it’s a very delightful story with likable characters, concise plot, and very good editing. I would not want to miss it from my collection of stories to be re-read every once in a while.