300 short stories:: story 201

story: “Community Life”

author: Lorrie Moore

year: 1998

where: Starbucks in Boutik Mall

note: a favorite, I always come back to it

a line: “She missed her mother the most.”

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100 short stories:: story 82

story: Community Life

author: Lorrie Moore

year: 1992

where: casa dolce casa

note: snood, the game

a line: “The bat, she could now see, was small and light-colored, its wings folded in like a packed tent– a mouse with backpacking equipment.”