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Tell me a Riddle

Confession: I had never heard of Tillie Olsen until I bumped into a short story competition with her name attached. Some google followed, in which I found this short story “I stand here ironing”  http://producer.csi.edu/cdraney/2011/278/resources/olsen_ironing.pdf and...

Weaverdom – Tijan M. Sallah

Raise hands,  who was thinking it was about birds? It is, until it isn’t anymore. Instead we get painted a picture of a horrible species trained in -and excelling in- taking and no giving. Impactful. Spiteful. Masterly....
We don’t know what we’re doing – Thomas Morris

We don’t know what we’re doing – Thomas Morris

Somewhere in the ancient history of 2015 this collection of short stories was published, and praised, and Mr Thomas Morris, (educated in Welsh only, as you will find noted everywhere) was asked to give his opinion on all sorts of things writing. Possibly rightly so....
Music for Wartime: stories

Music for Wartime: stories

By Rebecca Makkai So here’s the thing: I wanted to love all of it. Because of the interview I read with Rebecca (that landed this book on the TBR list in the first place) because of her journey towards publishing this collection, and because, well, it’s short stories...