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300 short stories:: story 173

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2019 short stories

story: “The Paper Menagerie” author: Ken Liu year: 2011 where: Think Coffee…first short story of the new year. Hello, 2019! note: The first short story to win the Nebula, the Hugo and the World Fantasy Award a line: “The catalog said she was eighteen, loved to dance, and spoke good English because she was from Hong Kong. None of these facts turned out to be true.”

300 short stories:: story 167

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2018 short stories

story: “The Entire Northern Side Was Covered with Fire” author: Rivka Galchen year: 2014 where: casa e lavoro note: this story is more an experience than a memory-maker a line: “The novel was a love story, between a bird and a whale. Why was I already low on money? Partially because money just flies, as they say, or I guess it’s time they say about that, the flying, but money, too. Very winged.”

300 short stories:: story 162

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2018 short stories

story: “Here Comes the Sun” author: Yeo Wei Wei year: 2017 where: 我的办公室 note: Reminds me of Rachel Heng’s “Vegetarian” from Prairie Schooner a line: “Before the mynah, other birds, insects and small animals visited the room. Butterflies, moths, dragonflies – they flitted in and out, resting on the bright pink curtains or on the rim of the enamel washbasin with its gaily painted flowers.”

300 short stories:: story 153

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2018 short stories

story: Cecilia Awakened  author: Tessa Hadley year: 2018 where:  il mio ufficio note: none a line: “Her mother, Cecilia’s grandmother, who was elegant and drank and had lovers, had remonstrated when Angela was younger: if only she’d move more gracefully, less jerkily, if only she’d try contact lenses and wear dresses instead of shirts and slacks. Angela had advanced unhappily toward middle age, when such pressures would surely come to an end. And then before she was forty, […]