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300 short stories: story 265

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2019 short stories

story: “Pet Milk” author: Stuart Dybek year: 1984 where: Aspen note: I want to try a King Alphonse drink sometime. a line:  “There was a yellow plastic radio on her kitchen table, usually tuned to the polka station, though sometimes she’d miss it by half a notch and get the Greek station instead, or the Spanish, or the Ukrainian. In Chicago, where we lived, all the incompatible states of Europe were pressed together down at the staticky right end of the […]

300 short stories: story 264

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2019 short stories

story: “Balloon Party” author: Tom Barbash year: 2014 where: Aspen note: from Stay Up With Me  a line:  “He liked the style of his parents’ friends, their breadth of experience and flowery elegance; their love of old jazz standards and good stiff drinks. Not infrequently Timkin wished that he’d lived in their day because he didn’t always feel suited to his own. Especially not now after what had happened.” theme(s): Marriage, Thanksgiving, Parties, Separation