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SS 21

"Firstborn" by Alecia McKenzie is a story about a woman with three children but as the title gives away it is her firstborn that is her obsession and her claimed favorite child.

SS 22

"Salt" written by Tessa McWatt is the story of a family that has a child that is coming to the stage to strike out on his own in the world and become a person who has lived "away". The relationship between him and a younger brother is what is magical in this story.

Stories from Blue Latitudes is the book. Not to worry ...those sick of this anthology will soon be off the hook. Only about 8 more ss left to read.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey. The stories range from good to great.


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Apr. 11th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Dang it, I've been in three bookstores in the past three days, and kept forgetting to look for this. I need to tattoo a note to my forehead.

I'm still in the middle of John Connolly's "Nocturnes" collection, and found tonight that one of my favorite authors, Tobias Wolff, has a new collection out (needless to say, I bought it).

Now I just have to remember to post about the stories I've read the past few weeks. I've been reading and not posting ... bad moderator! *grin*
Apr. 11th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
I don't believe a tattoo is in order just yet lol
Well the fact you have more to add to your ss numbers ....well is just depressing for me...I need to really spend some serious time reading my various collections.

grrr...thank goodness there is still some time left in 2008.

Of course I am entertaining the idea of taking a creative writing course via distance since my recent experiment with a community college was beyond disappointing.
Apr. 11th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Re: I don't believe a tattoo is in order just yet lol
Creative writing courses can be great fun ... but the wrong teacher can also do horrible damage to your process. Don't be afraid to leave a class if the teacher's style doesn't work with yours. I have a friend now who is being horrible abused by his professor (in terms of reviews and such, I mean) and I keep telling him "Drop the damn course! You're a better writer than that, this guy just has it in for you because you don't write the way he writes!"
Apr. 11th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
the class ended this past Monday evening
Personally I don't think he liked my style. And he was a crappy teacher so I guess we are even. lol
Apr. 12th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: the class ended this past Monday evening
That's a shame ... an all around bad experience I guess, but hopefully you're not losing your interest in writing!
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
it was close
but I write so I will continue.
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Re: it was close
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
I'm still in the middle of John Connolly's "Nocturnes" collection

Hope you're enjoying it! I've got one story left, plus the end novella but am taking a break to read Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman becuase it has to go back to the library.

Been busy but will post soon as I've been reading plenty of ss.
Apr. 12th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
I am loving it ... I skipped the opening novella, and was making strong headway on the stories until I got caught up reading the non-fiction book I keep meaning to review. I've been recommending it to people.
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