300 short stories: story 289

story: “Something Amazing” author: Elizabeth McCracken year: 2015 where: Father of the Gazelle note: Made me think of the stories of my grandmother climbing the wooden rollercoaster at Clementon Amusement Park when she was a girl. a line:  “The soul is liquid, and slow to evaporate. The body's a bucket and liable to slosh. Grieving, haunted, heartbroken, …

300 short stories: story 288

story: “Some Terpsichore” author: Elizabeth McCracken year: 2015 where: Father of the Gazelle note: I remember how in Latin class, Ms. Helmbright named each us of after a muse. a line:  “Still, I secretly believed I could sing. My only evidence was the pleasure singing brought me. Most common mistake in the world, believing that physical pleasure …

300 short stories: story 287

story: “Thunderstruck” author: Elizabeth McCracken year: 2015 where: Father of the Gazelle note: Novella a line:  “Laura was more outgoing, so she had to introduce her brother to friends--but once she had her own children she understood comparison was necessary. It was how you discovered their personalities: the light of one child threw the other child into …