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 … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 218
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 … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 216
story: “Ulrikke” author: Jorge Luis Borges year: 1975 where: home on the range note: I like chance meetings. a line: “The pronouncement was an attempt at wit, and I sensed this wasn’t the first time she’d voiced it. I later learned that it was not like her—but what we say is not always like us."
story: “Poppies” author: Ulrica Hume year: 2013 where: on the bus note: A mother-daughter story! What great characters and writing! a line: “'When you're my age,' she said, 'You'll understand about certain men, and all the trouble they're not worth.'”
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 … Continue reading 300 short stories:: story 189