300 short stories: story 299

story: “Blue”

author: David Brooks

year: 1985

where: kitchen, Big Gate napping

note: Brooks is a poet turned prose writer, though in 1989, he wrote about the breakdown of genre. This is one of his first short stories. Something about this story also reminds me of the night Obama won the election.

a line:  “How so many could have interpreted such diverse things in so similar a way I cannot tell.”

theme(s): Rain, community, drought, miracle

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