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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

300 short stories: story 260

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2019 short stories

story: “Triumph of the Grave” author: Denis Johnson year: 2018 where: Holiday Chalet, Denver note: This is my favorite of the Johnson stories I have read so far. The end really lights up. I think part of the reason is the other stories I have read have been very male heavy without any central female characters or spirit. a line: “Malcolm had gone to generous lengths in order to get Liz here for this last meeting […]