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story: “Wild Berry Blue” author: Rivka Galchen year: 2014 where: some backseat taxi, some bedroom note: the strongest, in my opinion, from her American Innovations collection a line: “He was my first love, my first love in the way that first loves are usually second or third or fourth loves. I still think about a stranger in a green jacket across from me in the waiting room at the DMV. About a blue-eyed man with a singed earlobe […]

300 short stories:: story 167

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2018 short stories

story: “The Entire Northern Side Was Covered with Fire” author: Rivka Galchen year: 2014 where: casa e lavoro note: this story is more an experience than a memory-maker a line: “The novel was a love story, between a bird and a whale. Why was I already low on money? Partially because money just flies, as they say, or I guess it’s time they say about that, the flying, but money, too. Very winged.”

300 short stories:: story 166

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2018 short stories

story: “The Lost Order” author: Rivka Galchen year: 2014 where: casa dolce casa note: I can’t recall the stimulus for purchasing Galchen’s book, American Innovations, and this makes me sad. I hate forgetting. This story has a ring like Carver’s “A Small, Good Thing”…a ringing call. The main character also feels like a more morose and confused Lorrie Moore character. a line: “I have not always–had not even long–been a daylight ghost, a layabout, a mal pensant, […]

300 short stories:: story 141

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story: How Can I help?  author: Rivka Galchen year: 2016 where: kitchen table in front of half-finished buildings and an artificial billabong note: In an unrelated New York Times article, the journalist writes on Galchen, “A while back, the writer Rivka Galchen, visiting a writing seminar of mine, was asked by a student why she made the main character of her novel ‘Atmospheric Disturbances’ a man. She replied that if her emotionally remote and highly cerebral narrator […]