(Source: The Atlantic)
new fiction, short fiction, good fiction
new story i wrote is in new have u seen my whale
for anyone wondering where i’ve been getting the bulk of my most recent quotes from, i’ve been reading The Best American Short Stories 2010. the series has never let me down, although this is the first i’ve owned and actually attempted to read entirely. if you get a chance, buy it or check it out from the library or borrow it from me when i finish (probably in a few days now that summer has begun). i’m only just over half way through, but so far:
Safari by Jennifer Egan is the saddest, most beautiful piece of writing i’ve ever read. it compares to Hills Like White Elephants, i think.
Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff is a very “what would i do in that situation?” type of story, although not until the end do you realize it.
Least Resistance by Wayne Harrison is too short, and i mean that in a good way. i read the last paragraph at the bottom of the page, and when i saw the start of a new story on the next page i swear i flipped that page back and forth trying to see if i missed something.
all of them have been a joy to read, and i would read them all again. by no means am i saying these three are the best, just ones i wanted to say something about. i could go into lavish detail about the rest too, but i’d rather you read them. so do it.