100 days 100 short stories:: stories eighteen & nineteen & twenty

story: I Stand Here Ironing 

author: Tillie Olsen

year: 1957

where: Düsseldorf, Christmas travels

note: delayed posts due to these travels, Internet, mountains

a line: “She was not glib or quick in a world where glibness and quickness were easily confused with ability to learn.”


story: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank  

author: Nathan Englander

year: 2012

where: German Starbucks, last Americano for a couple weeks

note: Hanukkah!

a line: “He’s sitting in the locker room, trying to pull a sock on, which is, at that age, basically the whole workout in itself.”


story: Lawns

author: Mona Simpson

year: 1986

where: Gothic Line

note: Christmas reread, a favorite

a line: “So, my dad’s got the Bridal Suite.”

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