400 short stories: story 304

story: “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One April Morning” author: Haruki Murakami year: between 1980 and 1991 where: kitchen table, Abu Dhabi note: I'm unsure about the capitalization of that title. What I like about this story is that many people might find themselves in the initial situation. And I like that it doesn't …

300 short stories:: story 193-198

story: “New York Mining Disaster”, "Airplane: Or, How He Talked to Himself as If Reciting Poetry", "A Perfect Day for Kangaroos", "The Ice Man", "The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes" author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 (from Blind Willow, Sleeping Willow) where: everywhere! note: a batch of stories (I'm behind on my chronicling) a line: “’Even after I'd lost almost all sensation, …

300 short stories:: story 190

story: “Birthday Girl” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 where: at the campus cafeteria (started on Tuesday, paused, finished on Wednesday) note: intense déjà vécu a line: “When the owner's meal was ready at eight o'clock, she pushed the room service cart into the elevator and rode up to the sixth floor.”