300 short stories: story 290

story: “Espantos de Agosto”

author: Gabriel García Marquez

year: 1980 (October)

where: Al Reem Island

note: Contains the beautiful word passementerie.

a line:  “Llegamos a Arezzo un poco antes del medio día, y perdimos más de dos horas buscando el castillo renacentista que el escritor venezolano Miguel Otero Silva había comprado en aquel recodo idílico de la campiña toscana.”

& “From the table we could hear the gallop of wild horses on the stairs, the lamenting doors, the joyous shouts calling for Ludovico in the gloomy rooms.”

theme(s): Ghost, murder

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