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300 short stories:: story 103

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2018 short stories

story: Train to Harbin  author: Asako Serizawa year: 2016 where: Abu Dhabi, my gold chaise lounge note: This is a story both epic and intimately personal about a Japanese doctor stationed in Pingfang (now Northern China, then the Japanese puppet-state Manchukuo) during WWII, where terrible war crimes, including human experimentation, were committed. a line: “Perhaps it is simply the mind, which, in its inability to accept a fact, returns to it, sharpening the details, resolving the image, searching for an explanation that the mind, with its slippery grasp on causality, will never be able to […]

100 short stories:: story 96

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100 days 100 short stories read day one

story: Spring in Fialta  author: Vladimir Nabokov year: 1936 (English 1947) where: Dubai,  Al Habtoor Polo Resort note: sometimes on an ordinary day, you need to read a masterpiece a line: “And regardless of what happened to me or to her, in between, we never discussed anything, as we never thought of each other during the intervals in our destiny, so that when we met the pace of life altered at once, all its atoms were recombined, and we lived in […]