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300 short stories:: story 189

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2019 short stories

story: “Man-eating Cats” author: Haruki Murakami year: 2006 where: in palestra note: a reread, a favorite, a fantasy! a line: “The wind was the wind at the edge of the world. An inescapable retro color filled the place. It made me feel as if I were being quietly swallowed up by an alien reality, something foreign and just out of reach, vague yet strangely gentle. And the shadow of that substance colored the faces, the eyes, the […]

300 short stories:: story 169

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2018 short stories

story: “The Adventure of a Soldier” author: Italo Calvino year: 1984 (English translation) where: Philadelphia train note: Such great description of how time stretches in the moments of nearness to someone we desire. a line: “This meeting of calves was precious, but it came at a price, a loss: in fact, the body’s weight was shifted and the reciprocal support of the hips no longer occurred with the same docile abandon.”

300 short stories:: story 166

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2018 short stories

story: “The Lost Order” author: Rivka Galchen year: 2014 where: casa dolce casa note: I can’t recall the stimulus for purchasing Galchen’s book, American Innovations, and this makes me sad. I hate forgetting. This story has a ring like Carver’s “A Small, Good Thing”…a ringing call. The main character also feels like a more morose and confused Lorrie Moore character. a line: “I have not always–had not even long–been a daylight ghost, a layabout, a mal pensant, […]