100 days 100 short stories:: story 72

story: Live Life King-Sized

author: Hester Kaplan

year: 1998

where: JFK, Etihad lounge

note: recording hiatus, apologies

a line: “I sent Jensen another beer, which he received with a verdictless shrug, and I turned on the ceiling fan to blow the death smell of Henry Blaze out to sea .”

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100 days 100 short stories:: story 51

story:The Best Girlfriend You Never Had

author: Pam Houston

year: 1999

where: home, wooden kitchen table

note: such long sentences

a line: “I pointed myself west down the endless two lanes of Highway 50 — The Loneliest Road in America say the signs that rise out of the desert on either side of it — all the way across Utah and Nevada to this white shining city on the bay.”