I’m in Germany!

I have been gone a bit. I had planned on having some scheduled posts ready, but I could not deliver in the rush of packing and coming here.

It is beautiful! I will share all the details and my journey here very soon and will be back to regular posting hopefully by this week or next Monday. Thanks for always sticking by, all 911 of you now! I thought I would sneakily put this in here, that we are near the 1000 followers mark.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Short Stories

So, I lied. The list of short stories includes some very good ones that I couldn’t trim the list to include just 10.

  1. This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
    Jon McGregor (2012)11866341

The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. As Maggie O’Farrell put it in her Guardian review: “The stories wrap themselves around the wholly disconcerting premise that catastrophes can rear up in anyone’s life without warning.”

2. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Raymond Carver (1976) Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Short Stories”

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