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300 short stories:: story 218

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2019 short stories

story: “The Faery Handbag” author: Kelly Link year: 2005 where: afterwork at work note: There is a free copy of this story online via Small Beer Press! a line: “If you called the faery handbag by its right name, it would be something like “orzipanikanikcz,” which means the “bag of skin where the world lives,” only Zofia never spelled that word the same way twice. She said you had to spell it a little differently each time. […]

300 short stories:: story 216

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2019 short stories

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 given mirrors or lumps of coals. Elizabeth’s stories were inhabited by wolves and cart horses and solipsists.’” theme(s): Love, Marriage, […]

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 […]