300 short stories: story 278

story: "Mr. Wu" author: Ottessa Moshfegh year: 2016 where: Yamanote Atelier, Dubai note: An earlier version of this story is on The Paris Review and is called "Disgust"...I'm glad I read it with its revised title, because the original title is too leading. a line:  “More than anything in the world, perhaps more than winning her heart, he …

300 short stories: story 240

story: “House of Women” author: Susan Minot year: 1991 where: the gold sofa note: This story was brilliant not only for its evocative descriptions of coastal nature, but also because of its blatant realism about how women talking together can manage to "resurrect" our ex-boyfriends, lovers, and husbands. a line: “By the time the thunder had grown …

300 short stories:: story 206

story: “Dramas” author: Edna O'Brien year: 1989 where: mio ufficio note: from the Paris Review a line: “When the new shopkeeper arrived in the village he aroused great curiosity along with some scorn. He was deemed refined because his fingernails looked as if they had been varnished a tinted ivory. "