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It is Wiseblood Books’ fourth anniversary. This small Christian press published my book of short stories, A Flower in the Heart of the Painting. The editor, Joshua Hren, wrote a nice article on… 354 more words

Literary Quotes

100 short stories:: story 74

story: Health 

author: Joy Williams

year: 1985

where: Dubai metro

note: Ohio Players, Love Rollercoaster

a line: “Wanda, who read a lot, told Pammy that tuberculosis was a very romantic disease, the disease of artists and poets and ‘highly sensitive individuals’.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

Quote for the day

“I hate solitude, but I’m afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. 92 more words


100 short stories:: story 73

story: All My Relations

author: Christopher McIlroy

year: 1985

where: taxi, Abu Dhabi

note: new title

a line: “The stranger was a very big, ugly Indian, but Milton knew it was the Devil because his eyes were black, not human, and he spoke in a booming voice that rolled echoes off the cliffs.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 days 100 short stories:: story 72

story: Live Life King-Sized

author: Hester Kaplan

year: 1998

where: JFK, Etihad lounge

note: recording hiatus, apologies

a line: “I sent Jensen another beer, which he received with a verdictless shrug, and I turned on the ceiling fan to blow the death smell of Henry Blaze out to sea .”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

When I Was Young In The Mountains

When I was young in the mountains, we sat on the porch swing in the evenings, and Grandfather sharpened my pencils with his pocketknife. Grandmother sometimes shelled beans and sometimes braided my hair.

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Literary Quotes

Happy Spring Everyone!

Spring is when life’s alive in everything.

~ Christina Rossetti ~