Tag: Selected Stories

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[ May 4, 2016 ]

Selected Stories: May 4, 2016

  According to fiction writer Neil Gaiman, “Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, …

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[ April 21, 2016 ]

Selected Stories: April 21, 2016

  American writer Madeleine L’Engle told us, “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” Below are a few we found this week that force us to agree: An excerpt on Lit Hub from Melissa Broder’s upcoming book on love, marriage, sex, monogamy, and illness that, seriously, you can’t miss: “But we can’t freeze the way …

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[ March 25, 2016 ]

Selected Stories for March 25, 2016

  Ursula K. Le Guin said: “The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” Read this week’s links below of great stories from around the web; bring them to life. Kevin Maloney gives a hilarious recount of a mosh pit …

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[ March 10, 2016 ]

Selected Stories

  “The best moments in reading are when you come across something—a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things—which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if …

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[ March 4, 2016 ]

Selected Stories for March 4, 2016

  According to fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, “The story—from Rumplestiltskin to War and Peace—is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind for the purpose of understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” Below are some of the …

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[ February 18, 2016 ]

Selected Stories for February 19, 2016

As David Foster Wallace saw coming back in 1996: there are four trillion stories coming at you every day, “and it’s too much work to do triage to decide” what to read. Below are some recent stories online that are too good to miss: Kristopher Jansma’s beautifully honest recounting of how life doesn’t stop for death published at the Real Simple website. …