300 short stories:: story 178

story: “Nashua” author: Sara Majka year: 2016 where: on the golden sofa note: the kind of story that makes you want to write stories a line: “I cried some nights as I wanted a child back then and I was almost past the point of being able to have one.”

300 short stories:: story 173

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 …

300 short stories:: story 153

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 …