Monthly Archives: December 2010

“Clean Up on Aisle 7”, Brittany Fox

Clean up on Aisle 7 I always sort of figured it would come to this. I ran my hands over my jeans and pulled the seat belt across my lap. Taylor rocked back and forth against the worn leather seat. … Continue reading

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Nazanin Joon by Cajal Rutti

1979. I was only five years old while my left tiny hand was grappled by my older sister who had been told by her dying mother to take care of me because I was extra special. That was during the … Continue reading

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The Constraints of a Neck Brace

“So I guess now would be a good time to tell you that I hate hospitals,” Patrick said.  We were there because I’d fallen off my horse, because the fall had been a bad one. I took my eyes off … Continue reading

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Saints and Sinners: Final Revision

He hadn’t locked the door, I thought, hustling into the suite with my arms weighed down.  Who doesn’t lock their door in Manhattan? “Yo,” I heard from the living room.  Grumpily, I pushed through the chic little black and white … Continue reading

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“Travel”, Allison Stansberry, Dec. 15

When I was fourteen, my father and mother and I left Iowa for a short time so that my father could find work in Florida, my father believing that there were oil rigs that he could easily work on down … Continue reading

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Comment to Heathermctague’s “Bobby in ‘Sweethearts'”

I agree with the mind-boggling part about Russ, mostly because of Russ’s attitude towards Bob. I found their relationship to be highly abnormal, and almost unbelievable at times. I thought it highly unusual that a father would allow his only … Continue reading

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Comment to BrittanyFox-Response to “Shame in Richard Ford’s Children”

Brittany, I agree with you about the fact that the characters stuck between adolescence and adulthood, especially in terms of Claude and George “Children” is a coming of age story, but isn’t truly about childhood at all; it consists of … Continue reading

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Comment to “Door in Your Eye” by Allisonstansberry

You talked about redemption in Wells Tower’s work, and how the absence of it seems to be a major presence in many of his stories. However, I found “Door in your Eye” to be one of the more redemptive pieces … Continue reading

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All Right

I went home for a month for Christmas right after Jessica’s mom was in the car accident and I called Nicky Forrester for the first time in a while.  The drive from Boston to Michigan was comforting in a familiar … Continue reading

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The Bubba Stories

What I love about “The Bubba Stories” is the fact that the plot is not unique at all.  There is nothing new in a story about a coming of age story of a girl going to college and telling lies, … Continue reading

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