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John Wesley

Biographical Sketch

by David Park, Biola University 

Summary of life:

  • John Wesley’s father was Samuel Wesley, the rector of their native parish. He and his wife Susanna were raised in Puritan dissent, but they made it back to the Church of England as young people.
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Psycho Games: Spirits of Despair and Destruction, part 2

Thanks for waiting. Here’s the conclusion to the Spirits of Despair and Destruction episode. I know we missed a week, but I’ve got ten pages, so that makes it okay, right? 150 more words


Louise, Eve, Me

Because every woman in my family has had breast cancer (back to great grandmothers), I get my checkups at MD Anderson’s High Risk Clinic. In early October I had a routine mammogram and not-so-routine callback that same visit. 623 more words


original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 5, 2016

Detail of Paul Wonner’s Still Life with “Femme au Coq”, once in the collection of music composer George Perle, early 1950s. 2,121 more words


Psycho Games Ch. 7: The Spirits of Despair and Destruction - Part 1 (first five pages)

I must apologize. I know Victor has done many terrible things, but most of them can be forgiven . . . but Hawaiian Pizza? Everyone knows pineapples don’t belong on pizza. 144 more words


Closer to the bone

Feeling emotional after two beautiful readings by Lucy Caldwell and David Park. Honest, thoughtful and inspiring reflections on the art of writing short stories. In awe. 97 more words

Literary Festivals

Why Short Stories Matter

Writer Lucy Caldwell talks to Faber & Faber about the importance of the short story form, and picks some of her favourite examples

A short story is a shot of vodka (Chekhov), a love affair to the novel’s marriage (Lorrie Moore), a high wire act (Kevin Barry). 169 more words