300 short stories: story 282

story: “To Reach Japan” author: Alice Munro year: 2012 where: Starbucks, Festival City note: I picked up this book for only 39 dirhams--Dear Life--and the writing is so good, so much denser than what I've been reading, books by younger contemporary female writers, mostly. Her style (as well as the font) reminds me of the Maeve …

300 short stories: story 280

story: “The Locker Room” author: Ottessa Moshfegh year: 2016 where: Somewhere in Dubai note: The ending is a stunner. a line:  “But I never did try very hard to please my mother. In fact, I never tried hard to please anybody at all after that day in the locked room. Now I only try hard to please …