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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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Sweet Briar is Still – And Always Will Be – Better than Hollins

What was most interesting to me after reading and comparing “Why I Live At the P.O.” and”The Bubba Stories” was that they are both coming of age stories told from completely different view-points and resulting from completely different scenarios, but … Continue reading

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Richard Ford “Fireworks”

Reading a story in third person after reading so many works in first person was interesting to me because I found myself reading the story as if it was in first person and had to keep reminding myself that it … Continue reading

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Mary Robinson’s Two Stories

I am completely intrigued with both of Robinson’s stories that we read for today, “Seizing Control” and “In Jewel.” And I think the reasons I like them so much apply to both stories.  The main reason I am so interested … Continue reading

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Beverly Home

I was really excited to read the final story of this collection and see how Johnson was going to wrap everything up.  I thought that this story was more mature than the previous ones.  It seemed to explore a different … Continue reading

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Denis Johnson’s “Steady Hands…” and “Happy Hour”

So, this might be a shock to everyone, but I wasn’t as impressed/in love with these two stories as I have been with everything else in this book.  I still thoroughly enjoyed both of the stories and found amazing aspects … Continue reading

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Richard Ford’s “Going to the Dogs”

To me, this story was quite different to read then the past Ford stories.  Throughout the other stories, I got a true sense of how sad and tragic the main character was and everything starts to come undone as a … Continue reading

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Denis Johnson’s Endings

I’m sure everyone’s pretty tired of listening to how much I like Denis Johnson over all the other authors we’ve read this semester, but after this week’s readings, I discovered one more specific thing that he does so well that … Continue reading

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Comparing the 3

Each story I read, at the end I always end up reflecting on how that story fits with the particular author’s writing style and how each of the three writers differ from one another.  I think I’ve said it in … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Do That?

While reading both “Out on Bail” and “Dundun” by Denis Johnson, I couldn’t help but think of the previous short stories I have written- clearly because all of my stories are on the same level of creative genius.  Actually, I … Continue reading

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