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300 short stories: story 285

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2019 short stories

story: “By the River” author: Joyce Carol Oates year: 1969 where: Abu Dhabi, Gate Tower I Gym note: As I approach the 300 short story mark, I have been thinking of doing a top 15 list. Mentally, I have been traveling back to some of my favorite short stories I have read over the last two or three years. This is one of them. a line:  “He came to her and touched her shoulder as if waking […]

300 short stories: story 275

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2019 short stories

story: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” author: Joyce Carol Oates year: 1966 where: Casa note: Damon and I also watched Smooth Talk, the 1985 movie based on the short story. Much debate ensued. a line:  “But all the boys fell back and dissolved into a single face that was not even a face but an idea, a feeling, mixed up with the urgent insistent pounding of the music and the humid night air of […]