300 short stories: story 288

story: “Some Terpsichore”

author: Elizabeth McCracken

year: 2015

where: Father of the Gazelle

note: I remember how in Latin class, Ms. Helmbright named each us of after a muse.

a line:  “Still, I secretly believed I could sing. My only evidence was the pleasure singing brought me. Most common mistake in the world, believing that physical pleasure and virtue are in any way related, directly or indirectly.”

theme(s): Abuse, talent, fame, love


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