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Edith Wharton “Roman Fever” | Short Story #331

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2019 short stories

Dear Reader, For the beginning of this new year, I have decided to try something new. I will be creating short story video reviews in addition to my regular reviews on my website. In December 2016, I began keeping a record of the short stories I read and my affection for the genre has grown and grown ever since. I think short stories are the best kind of reading to recommend, because they are a […]

400 short stories: story 330

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2019 short stories

story: “Wrong Object” author: Mona Simpson year: 2018 where: kitchen at the cottage in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England note: Read this story in response to an end-of-year post from A Just Recompense; I love this site’s reading and short story analysis. I did not enjoy BASS 2018, so I never got around to BASS 2019 this year, but I love this Mona Simpson story. With that said, I think most of her stories stick with […]

400 short stories: story 329

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2019 short stories

story: “Inventory” author: Carmen Maria Machado year: 2017 where: taxi to work note: There are elements of Find Me by Laura van den Berg in this short story. I can’t say this is my favorite work by Machado, but I am intriguing with the idea of playing with background and foreground in fiction. a line: “One man. Gray eyes again. I hadn’t seen him in so many years.” theme(s): Virus outbreak, human contact, survival, globalization

400 short stories: story 327

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2019 short stories

story: “The Husband Stitch” author: Carmen Maria Machado year: 2017 where: gold sofa note: Feelings on Occam’s razor? craft note: There are stage directions throughout the story. a line: “Afterward, everyone believed that she had wanted to die, even though she had died proving she wanted to live.” extra line: “As a grown woman, I would have said to my father that there are true things in this world observed only by a single set […]