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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “A few miles from here a frost-stiffened wood waits and keeps watch above a mere; the overhanging bank is a maze of tree-roots mirrored in its surface. At night there, something uncanny happens: the water burns. And … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Sometimes at pagan shrines they vowed offerings to idols, swore oaths that the killer of souls might come to their aid and save the people. That was their way, their heathenish hope; deep in their hearts they remembered … Continue reading

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“In the Bedroom”

Paleo Retiree writes: I hated this very literary 2001 vigilante picture, directed by Todd Field from a story by Andre Dubus. It’s immaculate and meticulous; full of grief, bleakness and quiet; and bristling with mythic overtones and unexpressed (but broadly … Continue reading

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What do you look for in a short story?

Brundle Guy writes: A couple of months ago a good friend of my family’s passed away. I helped partake in a search through her house for her will, and while we didn’t find the legal papers in question, I did … Continue reading

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Linkathon

Paleo Retiree writes: So Mark Zuckerberg’s fortunes aren’t always on the rise … In (semi) praise of LSD. What’s to become of Ryszard Kapuściński’s literary reputation, now that we know that he accommodated unsavory Communist masters and that he played … Continue reading

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