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Short Story: “The Temptation of Saint Irony”

It’s the year of your Lord, 1437; it’s summer; the sun is at high noon, and you’re in the countryside outside Genoa. A tonsured monk in a black robe approaches you, reaching for the hem of your garment. You step … Continue reading

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Two dead babies found wrapped in Los Angeles Times newspapers from the 1930s

According to the Los Angeles Times today, a human tragedy that quietly played out perhaps more than 70 years ago, is being investigated: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck promised a vigorous investigation after the remains of two babies believed to have died … Continue reading

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Great Short Story Beginnings Watch: Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

Damn, this is some good writing! I’m hooked from the get-go. And I like the description of the mother with the “green head-kerchief.” The beginning of Flannery O’Connor’s classic, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”: The grandmother didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Innocence to Experience: A Micro-Story That Could Be Turned into a Triptych, by Santi Tafarella

  Beneath a dormant tree, in brown, eggshell crisp leaves, a child found a white branch with a red blossom. The branch bent in the middle, and the child, to hold it together, presented it to her mother with both … Continue reading

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