Unheard.
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Unheard.

She has no mouth. She was born without it: it was never there. She has a blank flat of skin where a mouth should be. She feeds through a tube to her stomach, ingesting what others have determined is an ideal diet. She does not speak. Behind the cover of pink-beige-white, she has teeth and … Continue reading

Tiny tales.
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Tiny tales.

Lydia Davis has a Man Booker Prize-winning ability to contract a story into its minutest form. And Ernest Hemingway, famous for his concise style, is oft credited with the following six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” I think the value of very tiny tales is in their ability to slice through aspects of … Continue reading