All posts tagged: American Dream

300 short stories: story 285

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2019 short stories

story: “By the River” author: Joyce Carol Oates year: 1969 where: Abu Dhabi, Gate Tower I Gym note: As I approach the 300 short story mark, I have been thinking of doing a top 15 list. Mentally, I have been traveling back to some of my favorite short stories I have read over the last two or three years. This is one of them. a line:  “He came to her and touched her shoulder as if waking […]

300 short stories:: story 133

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2018 short stories

story: American Dreams  author: Peter Carey year: 1974 where: airplane, somewhere over Europa note: My first Peter Carey short story and the theme works in nicely with a non-fiction essay I have been working on, actually. Bingo! a line: “On Bald Hill there are half a dozen telescopes through which the Americans can spy on the town and reassure themselves that it is the same down there as it is on Bald Hill.”