300 short stories:: story 217

story: “The Excursion” author: Joy Williams year: 1972 where: Dining hall on Saadiyat note: What a fascinating story construction; Williams moves seamlessly in and out of childhood and adulthood of the protagonist. a line: “Jenny lies a little. She is just a little girl, a child with fears. She fears that birds will fly out of the …

300 short stories:: story 216

story: “The Wedding ” author: Joy Williams year: 1972 where: home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play note: The ending reminds me of the Chagall painting "Over the Town"...also his "Wedding" but not as much! a line: “The people in Elizabeth's fables were always looking for truth or happiness and they were always being …

100 short stories:: story 74

story: Health  author: Joy Williams year: 1985 where: Dubai metro note: Ohio Players, Love Rollercoaster a line: “Wanda, who read a lot, told Pammy that tuberculosis was a very romantic disease, the disease of artists and poets and 'highly sensitive individuals'.”