100 days 100 short stories:: story twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine

story: Babylon Revisited

author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

year: 1931

where: train, Silla to Bologna

note: traveling, delayed post

a line: “It was not an American bar any more–he felt polite in it, and not as if he owned it.”


story: The Cracked Looking-Glass

author: Katherine Anne Porter

year: 1933

where: Roma Termini

note: is this a novella?

a line: “A man owes something to himself.”


story: The Gay Old Dog

author: Edna Ferber

year: 1917

where: Roma Hotel, bedroom from a plush Versailles dream

note: thinking about how much I liked the Chicago Loop

a line: “If you had told them he was a dreamer of dreams, for example, they would have been amused.”

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