Short Stories All the Time
- Ann Graham
- Here you'll find a few of my thoughts about over 750 short stories.
Read my story, "Vera, Vera," in The Oddville Press. Free download of entire beautifully organized issues. The stories are touching, disturbing, and always revealing of human nature.
Read my story, "Going Postal," in DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT | ripping out the heart.
I also have a creative writing prompt book, READY, SET, GO WRITE! 1st edition at iBookstore and 2nd edition at Amazon.
Dec 3, 2010
Tobias Wolff, "Say Yes"
I like the way blood was included so naturally into the story, especially just one drop. It reminded me of the racist idea that one drop of black blood would dirty white blood.
The story is ultimately, I think, about how people do or do not ever really know another person.
Tobias Wolff read this story and it is posted on the Huffington Post website. In this reading, Wolff deleted three or so scattered sentences and an entire paragraph toward the end.
This story was first published in The Missouri Review where it was titled "Washing Up" and subsequently in Our Story Begins.
Tobias Wolff reading "Say Yes"