100 days 100 short stories:: story fifteen

story: The California Water War  author: John Brantingham year: 2015 where: at the sink, brewing note: from Best Small Fictions 2016  a line: “The cowboy walks to the spot where they dropped the stick and stares at it.”

100 days 100 short stories:: story fourteen

story: Rose-Johnny   author: Barbara Kingsolver year: 2003 where: marketplace, udon noodles and chicken note: remembering writing my college essay (2006) on the Poisonwood Bible daughters, and cultural arrogance a line: “I understood then that Rose-Johnny, too, knew the power of a lie.”

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirteen

story: Wants   author: Grace Paley year: 1974 where: on iPhone, preparing cinnamon tea note: current library books overdue include One hundred more poems from the Japanese, Lies Across America, & Macbeth  a line: “What I mean is, I sat down on the library steps and he went away.”