300 short stories:: story 234

story: “Aquacero” author: Patricia Engel year: 2019 where: Dubai at Big Gate's, then at home note: This story was selected for the 2019 O. Henry Prize collection (first appeared in the Kenyon Review). a line: “'Survival requires different things of different people.' I don’t know where in me this came from. It was something I hadn’t even …

100 days 100 short stories:: story sixteen

story: The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA  author: Manuel Muñoz year: 2015 where: on the High Line, not the New York one note: thinking about the long bus ride I had to take from Phoenix to San Bernadino a line: “She's someone who might not have anything in her purse except the folded-up map, who might not know …