We’ve got some great stories this week on Selected Shorts. The first is “Troll Bridge,” by the wonderful and multi-talented Neil Gaiman, performed by the man himself. This was part of a special night Gaiman hosted at Selected Shorts on stage, which featured his work as well as writers who have influenced him, including the master of magic realism Jorge Luis Borges, whose story “The Circular Ruins,” is performed by Boyd Gaines. Go here to watch a great video of Neil Gaiman answering questions from fans about his writing, music, dance moves, and eating caterpillars vs. eating beetles. Our final story is the winner of the Selected Shorts annual short story contest: “Tender” by Carly Sachs, performed by Mary Brienza. Listen in on your local Public Radio station or download a podcast for free!