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Meg

I ran them over.  I ran them over real good.  And when I was finished, I ran them over again.  I wanted to be good and sure I finished them off.  Xan thought it was enough.  He said that if … 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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Response to Bobby in Sweethearts

And, see, I don’t think that the lack of action means a lack of drama or emotion. It certainly doesn’t mean a lack of emotion to me at least. I think that I agree with Heather in that this is … Continue reading

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Response to Ambient Unease in Down Through the Valley

Of the stories that we have read by Wells Tower this is by far my favorite, and really, the only one that I enjoyed. I think that you have something when you say that there is a “dread and cruelty … Continue reading

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Response to Shame in Richard Ford’s “Children”

I think that it was the opposite for me in saying “that while George may act the least like a child, to me anyway, he is missing something his friends understand.” To me, George is thinking, and so is Lucy. … Continue reading

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“Home” by Jayne Anne Phillips

The first thing that I noticed about this story was that there were no quotation marks to mark dialogue.  At first I thought that the narrator was just going to be telling us what the mother said, but as I … Continue reading

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Heather’s comment on John Gregory Brown’s post, ‘Comments on the first sentence of “Retreat”?’

From the first sentence you can tell that the narrator has an estranged relationship with his brother, but you don’t know why. The first sentence also implies that the narrator is a little hesitant to reveal this information, by the … Continue reading

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Heather’s posted response to Greer Gordon’s post, ‘Wells Tower’s “Door in Your Eye”’

I agree about the characters. I wanted to know more about Charlotte, about how she lived there in that apartment for so long and never found out the truth. I wanted to know why Albert was so obsessed with the … Continue reading

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