A Story A Day: Month Eight

For this month, I chose stories from Missouri Review’s selected prose. As with the previous seven months, I have no idea what these stories are about – the goal is simply to experience new writing. Feel free to read along! “Way Back, Well Before My Divorce” by Adam Prince “Manifold Northeast Life & Trust” byContinue reading “A Story A Day: Month Eight”

A Story a Day: Month Seven

For this month, I chose to focus on Creative Nonfiction stories. As with the previous six months, I have no idea what these stories are about – the goal is simply to experience new writing. Feel free to read along! “Writing Memoir and Writing for Therapy” by Tara DaPra “Tell It Even More Slant” byContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Seven”

A Story a Day: Month Six

For this month, I chose stories from web exclusives and archives of Fairy Tale Review, which is an “annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form.” As with the previous five months, I have no idea what these storiesContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Six”

A Story a Day: Month Five

For this month, I wanted to read fairy tales and folklore from other countries (aside from one that is New Orleans based but is about voodoo). I found the stories below through the World Mythology and Folklore website. As with the previous four months, I have no idea what these stories are about – theContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Five”

A Story a Day: Month Four

For this month, I wanted to read stories specifically by disabled writers. I found the stories below by searching for literary journals that accepted only stories from such authors. As with the previous three months, I have no idea what these stories are about – the goal is simply to experience new writing. Feel freeContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Four”

A Story a Day: Month Three

For this month, I chose (kind of) at random stories from Granta, the literary quarterly from Cambridge University, something I’d stumbled upon in my search for stories. I say ‘kind of’ because I scrolled through their list and chose any story that I came across – but skipped over the excerpts because I wanted stand-aloneContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Three”

A Story a Day: Month Two

For the month of February, I have opted to read all works by Black authors. The following stories all come from the list put together by the editorial staff of the Chicago Review of Books. Feel free to read along! “Anything Could Disappear” by Danielle Evans “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” by ZZ Packer “The Era” byContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Two”

Rose – A Re-Homed Library Book

I spent so many hours in my youth amongst the aisles of the children’s books in the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, selecting that week’s stack of books that would accompany me home. We also had a bookmobile that would stop at the other end of our block (do those even exist anymore…?), and I’d traipseContinue reading “Rose – A Re-Homed Library Book”