300 short stories: story 268

story: “Contract Overseas” author: Mia Alvar year: 2015 where: Bagdad Theater on Hawthorne Blvd. note: I love brother sister sibling stories. This collection was recommended to me in Aspen. a line:  “After the cafés closed, they spilled into the dormitories to prolong such life-and-death debates as whether literature had social duties, as Salvador Lopez believed, or …

300 short stories: story 267

story: “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2010 where: Reed College note: I have been time-sharing under a rock; this is my first read by the author, though I've known her existence for a long time now. I was fortunate to hear her …