300 short stories:: story 114

story: The Eleventh Floor 
author: Charles Baxter
year: 1998
where: Abu Dhabi, bedroom, sleepy

note: father and son story (and story about mortality)

a line: “Oh, I get it. You went up north looking for nature, and you found it, and you brought it back, and there it, I mean she, is. Overbite, straight hair, chapped hands, whopping tits, and all.”


100 days 100 short stories:: story 48 & 49

story: Gryphon

author: Charles Baxter

year: 1985

where: Reem Island

note: substitute facts!

a line: “My feeling is, if you don’t like a word, you don’t have to use it.”

story: The Rich Brother

author: Tobias Wolff

year: 1985

where: kitchen table, after midnight

note: reread

a line: “What Pete had come to, as far as he could tell, was prosperity.”