Category Archives: short stories

I don’t mind unhappy endings

This week, Helen at a gaullimaufry is celebrating Sylvia Townsend Warner, a 20th century British novelist, poet, and short story writer. Since Townsend Warner is one of my favorite authors, I’m joining Helen and others in trying to convince everyone … Continue reading

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OK, so what’d I miss?

Two months since my last post? How did that happen? Oh, right. Work. I’m at the tail end of my penultimate semester of teaching. My final school task this month is to grade a 3-inch stack of papers. Meanwhile, I’ve … Continue reading

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Summer omnibus, part 2

More from my summer’s reading: Aaron Starmer, The Riverman (2014). In upstate New York, near the Canadian border, Alistair Cleary lives a normal life of taking dangerous dares and avoiding nosy neighbors. Then Fiona Loomis, not yet 13, asks him to write her biography. She tells him about an … Continue reading

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Sensing a trend

I just learned of two calls for “dragon stories”. One asks for feisty heroine+dragon and the other wants princess+dragon. So I’m thinking of favorite dragon tales: Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon (1898), E Nesbit’s The Book of Dragons (1900), and Ruth Stiles … Continue reading

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