All posts tagged: Bluebeard’s Egg

300 short stories: story 247

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2019 short stories

story: “Fire Horse” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Home, in bed note: I love this story, though I hesitate to call it one story. It feels like two stories about the same characters. Margaret Atwood has two stories like that in Bluebeard’s Egg, but she chose to split them into two titles and group them beside each other. a line: “Weeks before we left New York, my grandmother had told me over the phone from […]

300 short stories:: story 200

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2019 short stories

story: “Loulou; or, the Domestic Life of the Language” author: Margaret Atwood year: 1986 where: in the taxi, on the way to work note: If I ever login to Facebook, I see these advertisements for Atwood’s online Masterclass and each time, it makes me want to read more of her fiction. a line: “’Loulou thinks to reify means to make real,’ says Phil to everyone, when he’s hung up the phone. They’re always talking about her in […]

300 short stories:: story 102

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2018 short stories

story: Uglypuss  author: Margaret Atwood (pre-The Handmaid’s Tale) year: 1983 where: london, black coffee note: this story is featured in the phenomenal collection, Bluebeard’s Egg. It also has an intriguing POV swap near the end. a line: “Tonight, she feels dingy, old. Soon she will start getting into the firming cream; she will start worrying about her eyelids. Beginning again is supposed to be exciting, a challenge. Beginning again is fine as an idea, but what with? She’d used […]

100 days 100 short stories:: story seventeen

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100 days 100 short stories read day one

story: Where Do You Go?   author: Samar Farah Fitzgerald year: 2013 where: in bed, surrounded by luggage needed to be packed note: the lake, the lush sleepy town, feels pushed up against Margaret Atwood’s Bluebeard’s Egg, utterly enjoyable (both stories) a line: “And at some point, Vega’s unlikely reaction to Henry’s attention–the very fact that she didn’t anticipate falling for anyone like him–became more exciting, more arousing to her than the adventures she could have with a man who […]