300 short stories:: story 156

story: Archive Warden 

author: Arianna Reiche

year: 2018

where:  home in bed

note: Reminds me of some older George Saunders or even Peter Carey…but more mysterious!

a line: “Bruce said that San Francisco seemed like a good starter city, and so I get to kill him.”

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300 short stories:: story 104

story: Come Running

author: Tim Raymond

year: 2017

where: Al Reem, post-bath

note: a Glimmer Train read

a line: “It’s like God took a big ice cream scoop and scooped out the place in my stomach where all the invisible butterflies live. Then God said, ‘You don’t even know what butterflies are. That’s my point.'”

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirty-five

story: The Earth is a Stingy Bastard

 author: Zain Saeed

year: 2017!

where: kitchen table, English breakfast tea and hot milk

note: new Glimmer Train arrived this morning, just when I needed a pick-me-up

a line: “I was only just beginning to realize that there was no possible way they could have known anything about the things I couldn’t have done, when I myself had no fucking clue.”