Short Stories

Writing for yourself

I was reading Alice Munro’s short stories last night, and tried describing a story to a friend. ‘I know exactly what she is talking about,’ I said happily, ‘how many times have I seen this in my own house, but never, ever, would I have found those words to describe what it looks like, what […]

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Reading is a thankless activity!

So you can tell that I am hurting from my latest read, a book of short stories. It is called The Best of Best Short Stories: 1985-1995, edited by Giles Gordon and David Hughes.  This is the first time in my reading experience that I have loved each of the stories in a compilation. There […]

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