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 292

story: “The Grasshopper and The Bell Cricket” author: Yasunari Kawabata year: 1980s (?) where: bedroom, Abu Dhabi note: Kawabata was the first Japanese person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. a line:  “Even if they remembered forever that Fujio had given her the cricket and Kiyoko had accepted it, not even in dreams would Fujio …