300 short stories:: story 236

story: “The Long-Distance Runner” author: Grace Paley year: 1974 where: The Louvre Abu Dhabi & home note: In this story, Paley reverses traditional black-white female race relations. It is a great story to read in conversation with Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers' non-fiction book They Were Here Property. a line: "You in my house…. You do as I say. …

300 short stories:: story 224

story: “The Contest” author: Grace Paley year: 1959 where: casa dolce casa note: Il était une fois, there was a man who was intimidated by a woman who knew what she wanted. Small men call women selfish if they feel like a woman's life will never revolve solely around them. It was true then, and it …

300 short stories:: story 223

story: “Goodbye and Good Luck” author: Grace Paley year: 1959 where: taxi & home note: This is one of Paley's first three stories she ever wrote. a line: “’I was popular in certain circles, says Aunt Rose.” theme(s): Marriage, love, happiness, polyamory

100 days 100 short stories:: story thirteen

story: Wants   author: Grace Paley year: 1974 where: on iPhone, preparing cinnamon tea note: current library books overdue include One hundred more poems from the Japanese, Lies Across America, & Macbeth  a line: “What I mean is, I sat down on the library steps and he went away.”