300 short stories: story 258 & 259

story: “The Starlight on Idaho” & "Strangler Bob" author: Denis Johnson year: 2018 where: Denver, Mile High City, cielo notturno note: I learned about Antabuse. a line: “When the Devil gets that last hook in your heart, then he starts yanking you town to town.” theme(s): Addiction, mortality, criminality, society


300 short stories:: story 209

story: “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” author: Karen Russell year: 2012 where: Eat Greek, mid-afternoon note: the collection's title story a line: “There is a loneliness that must be particular to monsters, I think, the feeling that each is the only child of a species. And now that loneliness was over.” theme(s): marriage and longevity

300 short stories:: story 207

story: “The Finkelstein” author: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah year: 1989 where: a few places--taxi, cafe, office, home note: from Friday Black  a line: "Emmanuel stepped outside into the world, his Blackness at a solid 7.6. He felt like Evel Knievel at the top of a ramp." theme(s): revenge, injustice