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400 short stories: story 325

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2019 short stories

story: “inverness” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2017 where: Abu Dhabi note: Like most of her work (excluding the novel Find Me), this story feels heavily researched. a line: “Yet I could not shake the loneliness that had settled in months earlier and clung as stubbornly as the fog to the hilltops.” theme(s): Heartbreak, partnerships, science, discovery (also, the Loch Ness Monster)

400 short stories: story 320 + 321 +322 + 323

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2019 short stories

story: “The Three Strangers”, “A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four”, “The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion”, & “The Withered Arm” author: Thomas Hardy year: 1888 where: Taiwan, roadtrip to Kenting note: I am terribly behind on my record keeping. I read these stories from Wessix Tales in mid-October! While the mighty Henry James was rather dismissive of Hardy, I rather enjoyed this lot, especially the descriptions of rural customs in the semi-fictional universe of Wessix. It […]