After the MFA (and Counting)

Someone I know is about to graduate her MFA program. I told her congratulations, expecting her to be excited. But she’s not looking forward to graduating. She told me she’s afraid that—without the deadlines that come with being in a program—she won’t be motivated to write anymore. This conversation occurred at work, at the endContinue reading “After the MFA (and Counting)”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Revisited

I am reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the second time. (Apparently, it is considered a “short novel,” so it could not have made my list.) I am trying to figure out why it struck me so, the first time. Was it the voice? Yes. Was it the mysterious, unknowable character of Holly Golightly? Oh yes.Continue reading “Breakfast at Tiffany’s Revisited”

10 Favorite Short Stories

[EDIT: Now 11!] Inspired by LK’s list of her ten favorite short stories, I’ve sought out ten of my current favorites. I say “current” because I know I’m forgetting some real doozies; I just can’t find them now to recall what they were. The list is in alphabetical order, because I can’t seem to playContinue reading “10 Favorite Short Stories”