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On the thirteenth day of #blogmas ....

Barnes & Noble came up with a few literary quotes to put in your Christmas cards for any audience. They formatted it differently and you can find their version of it… 302 more words

100 short stories:: story 100

story: The Lazy River

author: Zadie Smith

year: 2017

where: university campus

note: I live somewhere that has its own “lazy river”, when did I expect this? 50 more words

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

100 short stories:: story 99

story: “Cat Person”

author: Kristen Roupenian

year: 2017

where: new bedroom, computer light and warm tea

note: a story with buzz

a line: “But the thought of what it would take to stop what she had set in motion was overwhelming; it would require an amount of tact and gentleness that she felt was impossible to summon.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

East of Eden, in California

John Steinbeck’s ‘East of Eden’ is possibly my favorite book I have ever encountered. It is remarkable in its broad scope of insight into the human condition, following several generations’ struggles with good and evil, in particular the way these conflicts unfold within themselves as individuals and in relationships. 371 more words


“At first, man was enslaved by the gods. But he broke their chains. Then he was enslaved by the kings. But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race.

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“You see men like Walter all over Chelsea and the Village, men who insist, at thirty or forty or older, that they have always been chipper and confident, powerful of body; that they’ve never been strange children, never taunted or despised […] if Richard were still himself, untouched by illness, they could be together right now, arguing about Walter Hardy and the quest for eternal youth, about how gay men have taken to imitating the boys who tortured them in high school.”

Michael Cunningham, The Hours

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