Dec 06

Probably You Don’t Want to Read This

This is a third-person description of me waking up this morning. Starting stories with the protagonist just waking up is frowned upon as both cliche and bad form (because who cares about someone just waking up, the thinking goes), and then of course the other bit of common wisdom I am flouting here is that …

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Mar 04

Review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf My rating: 4 of 5 stars Our Souls at Night is an exploration of what happens to us as we age, how we are expected to simply become a backdrop for the lives of other people and decently stop being real humans ourselves. At the same time, it …

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Mar 04

Things in the Dark, Part 17

A continuation of the last post, Things in the Dark, Part 16. To start at the beginning of the story, go here.  Brian listened patiently, then said, “I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I’m not. Some people seem decent until they don’t get their way. That’s Dan. He’s been like that since they met. Laura was always …

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