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12×12 Short Stories

To mark the 12.12.12 date, we suggest Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been (1966) by Joyce Carol Oates (US) The Veldt by Ray Bradbury (US) Amundsen by Alice Munro (CA)

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MRU22: Endless Worlds

We were off the mark with the theme for a few of the stories, but a good discussion emerged from the confusion of places. The last MRU for 2012  and we imagine endless worlds with our first science fiction theme. … Continue reading

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MRU21: Monsters

The story that generated the most debate was Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. It was not our favourite story to begin with, but after diving into the strange of the man who cannot remember names (but comes up with many), we … 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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MRU13: “Once more, they could glimpse, if only briefly” (Southeast Asia)

“A Rightful Share” (2009) by Preeta Samarasan (Malaysia) Malaysian class and social conflicts are played out. “Steel Brassiere” (2000) by Iris Sheila G. Crisostomo (Philippines) A woman reflects on her marriage. “Cog-work Cat” (2010) by Joyce Chng (Singapore) A cat … Continue reading

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MRU12: Caribbean Calico (Caribbean)

“How to Escape from a Leper Colony” (2010) by Tiphanie Yanique (US Virgin Islands) Care and conflict take place in a leper colony. “Ghosts” (2008) by Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/USA) Street gangs and creativity clash. “Anancy and The Cricket Match” (2003) … 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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