April 27, 2019

Day 113: April 21, 2019

THE THIRD THING THAT KILLED MY FATHER OFF by Raymond Carver

Where I’m Calling From – Selected Stories 1989 (story originally published in 1963)

General – 14 Pages

Another accidental reread.

Oh, Dummy. This is a longish type story for Carver, but it f...

April 20, 2019

Day 106: April 14, 2019

HEART SONGS by Annie Proulx

Heart Songs and Other Stories – 1988 (story originally published in Ploughshares, 1986)

General – 13 Pages

This one’s a little different from most of the Proulx stories I’ve read. It’s country, and backwoods, but it’s abo...

April 13, 2019

Day 99: April 7, 2019

THE CHARLES DICKENS MYSTERY by W. Edward Blain

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine November 2012

Mystery – 10 Pages

A man has five minutes to prove his innocence, a seasoned trope of the genre. When done well, it’s an exciting surprise. When done poorly, it...

April 6, 2019

Day 92: March 31, 2019

MUO-KA’S CHILD by Indrapramit Das

The Humanity of Monsters – 2015

Fantasy – 20 Pages (about, digital)

This one is pretty much a twenty-page description of a fantastical place with huge beasts, or something. Nothing much happens, the protagonist is un...

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