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MRU26: Horror

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent” – H.P. Lovecraft Instead of May flowers, we decided to sprout a bud of horror. “Night Surf” from the collection Night Shift (1978) by Stephen King (US) “Petting Zoo” (2012) by … Continue reading

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MRU24: Atwood and Murakami

To usher in the spring, micro readers united, Shanghai’s short story reading group roars for Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami in the reading ring. Who will win the battle? Margaret Atwood (CA) “Stone Mattress” (2011)  “Death by Landscape” (1990) Haruki … Continue reading

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MRU14: Sleeping Beauty

“The Story of An Hour”(1894) by Kate Chopin (US) A woman reacts to the news of her husband’s death. “The Truth According to Parviz Mansoor Samadi” (2008) excerpt from Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator on Piazza Vittorio by Amara … Continue reading

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MRU11: Cacophony of Francophone Voices

“Heading South” (2006) by Dany Laferrière (Haiti/Canada) A young man tries to seduce an older woman. “Epitaph for a Spinster” from the collection Rire Haitien/Haitian Laughter (2006) by Georges Anglade (Haiti/Canada) An unmarried schoolteacher gets the final word. “Crazy Zarife” … Continue reading

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MRU10: Crime and Mystery for Christmas

“Free Radicals” (2008) by Alice Munro (Canada) A widow faces a killer in her house. “Night Stand” (2009) by Daniel Woodrell (US) A war veteran kills a young intruder. “The Hand You’re Dealt” (1997) by Robert J. Sawyer (Canada) A … Continue reading

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MRU2: Family Life

“The Case of Lady Sannox” (1893) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (UK) Dr. Stone, a prominent London surgeon, flaunts his relationship with his mistress. “Death of a Son” (1987) by Njabulo_Ndebele (South Africa) A husband and wife grievie the death … Continue reading

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