300 short stories: story 282

story: “To Reach Japan” author: Alice Munro year: 2012 where: Starbucks, Festival City note: I picked up this book for only 39 dirhams--Dear Life--and the writing is so good, so much denser than what I've been reading, books by younger contemporary female writers, mostly. Her style (as well as the font) reminds me of the Maeve … Continue reading 300 short stories: story 282


300 short stories: story 274

story: “The Witch” author: Shirley Jackson year: 1949 where: kitchen table note: I'm looking for a story I read by Jackson a long time ago. I think the woman's name is Mrs. X. a line:  “He was an elderly man, with a pleasant face under white hair; his blue suit was only faintly touched by the disarray … Continue reading 300 short stories: story 274