All posts tagged: Margaret Atwood

300 short stories: story 254 & 255

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2019 short stories

story: “The Fifth Story” & “Happy Endings” author: Clarice Lispector & Margaret Atwood year: here and there 🙂 1950s & 1980s where: Abu Dhabi note: Putting these two together since their forms are similar. a line: “In the mouths of some of the cockroaches, there are traces of white powder. I am the first to observe the dawn breaking over Pompeii.” & “Mary gets run-down. Crying is bad for your face, everyone knows that and so does Mary […]

300 short stories: story 247

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2019 short stories

story: “Fire Horse” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Home, in bed note: I love this story, though I hesitate to call it one story. It feels like two stories about the same characters. Margaret Atwood has two stories like that in Bluebeard’s Egg, but she chose to split them into two titles and group them beside each other. a line: “Weeks before we left New York, my grandmother had told me over the phone from […]

300 short stories:: story 204 & 205

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2019 short stories

story: Two Stories about Emma “The Whirlpool Rapids” & “Walking on Water” author: Margaret Atwood year: 1987 where: home note: In every story you hope to find an aha moment, and in these two connected tales, I found more than one; this was particularly true for the line below, where a man acted just like this towards me when I was in my early twenties in a hotel room in a faraway city. It was my first […]

300 short stories:: story 200

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2019 short stories

story: “Loulou; or, the Domestic Life of the Language” author: Margaret Atwood year: 1986 where: in the taxi, on the way to work note: If I ever login to Facebook, I see these advertisements for Atwood’s online Masterclass and each time, it makes me want to read more of her fiction. a line: “’Loulou thinks to reify means to make real,’ says Phil to everyone, when he’s hung up the phone. They’re always talking about her in […]