300 short stories:: story 105

story: AEDINOSAUR

author: Lara Prescott

year: 2016

where: poolside, Reem Island–too cold to swim

note: a crazyhorse read, a bit Mad Men meets international espionage, fun fun

a line: “Doctor Zhivago reached its author two weeks before he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.'”

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100 days 100 short stories:: story 50

story: Breathing With the Tide

author: John Thornton Williams

year: 2017

where: Burjeel Hospital, 3rd floor

note: Lunar New Year was yesterday, but too distracted by Trump to celebrate

a line: “This is what I want Baby Haslam to understand: how the world is full of things that can seem in one moment terrible and feel in another moment like a stab of grace.”