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“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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Richard Ford, “Winterkill”

Like all of Ford’s stories in Rock Springs, the narrator begins this story in the same way, fully aware of the fact that he is looking back, reflecting, completely aware that a retelling of a particular event is about to … Continue reading

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Jayne Anne Phillips, “Home”

This is a story about a 23 year girl who has returned home to live her mother after she has lost her job. I think that the lack of quotations throughout the story helps to create disjointed feeling that corresponds … Continue reading

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Wells Tower, “The Brown Coast”

Tower’s short story, “The Brown Coast”, is written in a close third person narrative. However, this switch in vantage point is almost easily forgotten, because Tower still manages to provide loads of descriptive, inner reflections from Bob’s perspective, the story’s … Continue reading

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“My Shape”, Joan Silber

I feel as if “My Shape” is another one of those “coming of age” stories, in which the narrator experiences something that ultimately causes them to change, to “find themselves”, or part of atleast part of themselves. I feel as … Continue reading

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Amy Hempel, “In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried”

I admire the way in which Hempel challenges the readers to pay attention to her story. She drops little clues and hints to build a plot, describing different scenes and various details rather than giving a structured play-by-play. “I am … Continue reading

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