story: “Night” author: Alice Munro year: 2012 from Dear Life where: Quarantine note: This story made me think about what Zadie Smith said about the difference between the past and now, and how in the past, folks discussed things so much less. I really liked the brief rumination on psychiatry near the end. a line: … Continue reading Alice Munro “Night” | Short Story #341
story: “Carried Away” author: Alice Munro year: 1991 where: Quarantine note: This story came to me by a mention from Lorrie Moore. It is such an elegant story, full of historic markers big and small. There's something at the end (the conflation of men and memory) that reminds me of what did Susan Minot did … Continue reading Alice Munro “Carried Away” | Short Story #340
story: “Harvest” author: Danielle Evans year: 2010 from before you suffocate your own fool self where: Quarantine note: When I began this story, I thought it was going to be a first-person plural POV, but it surprised me into shifting into first-person singular. a line: “Every time I call my house, even those times when I … Continue reading Danielle Evans “Harvest” | Short Story #338
https://youtu.be/i2EsyFMJWws *This video has many problems: lighting, weird ending, excessive "likes"...apologies.
https://youtu.be/70ChA2ywhlM Dear Reader, For the beginning of this new year, I have decided to try something new. I will be creating short story video reviews in addition to my regular reviews on my website. In December 2016, I began keeping a record of the short stories I read and my affection for the genre has … Continue reading Edith Wharton “Roman Fever” | Short Story #331