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Straight-Up (Rivertown 1)

A river cradles a smattering of houses before straightening out. Unnoticed by the march of humanity along the great water, the village huddles in its bend. Although a bus arrives from Neerbaipur every noon, on most days none deboard except … Continue reading

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3. The Lobster

The lines of time are tangled, and people especially so. When I look back on those years some days stand out like lone trees in a field of grass, their branches drooping, casting a shadow in a swath around them. … Continue reading

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2.

I have not told you this, but I revisited the garden on several occasions before the time K asked me that question. And although time was compressed and collapsed in my memory, this much was clear to me. It had … Continue reading

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1. “Who the hell do you think you are?”

I was the first freshman in years to find the little garden. You had to go five blocks east to the park, cut across the front of the statue and part some bushes to find the scramble-path down the hill. … Continue reading

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tips for young writers

Discuss the quote: “a tip for young writers: You should live in a tiny room with no internet. The tiny room should be one block from 7-eleven. The internet should exist in a building three blocks from your tiny room. … Continue reading

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