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“When I was a girl, my life was music that was always getting louder. Everything moved me. A dog following a stranger. That made me feel so much. 72 more words

Noteworthy Literature

Not everybody deserves love

Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time.

Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Author: Zadie Smith (British)

Title: White Teeth

First Published: 2000

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100 short stories:: story 92

story: Daisy Miller

author: Henry James

year: 1878

where: in bed, over the covers

note: technically a novella…but I have read longer “short stories” too… 23 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 short stories:: story 91

story: Dance in America

author: Lorrie Moore

year: 1994

where: bedroom, taxi, a couple places

note: homesick

a line: “’We have raccoons sometimes in our chimney,’ explains Simone.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 short stories:: story 90

story: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

author: Ursula Le Guin

year: 1975

where: kitchen table UAE, new bird mug

note: social contracts, distant pain we cannot hear, sewn ears… 101 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

The Bradshaw Variations

I’ve been reading books by Rachel Cusk this summer. I’ve read four of them now, and The Bradshaw Variations (2009) has been the one I can actually say I liked. 398 more words

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The whole casual horror thing

“I think Poe’s quite good, actually. The whole casual horror thing. Like someone standing next to you and screaming their head off and you asking them what the fuck and them stopping for a moment to say ‘Oh you know, I’m just afraid of Death’ and then they keep on with the screaming.”

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