Tag Archives: short stories

Summer 2015 catching up with hot shorts

We could not help but be charmed and inspired by the Vancouver Public Library’s display of “Hot Shorts” to feature short story collections. It seems ever so long ago that a group of international readers (France, Germany, UK, Indonesia, China, … Continue reading

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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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MRU28: Between My Finger and My Thumb

“Between my finger and my thumb/The squat pen rests./I’ll dig with it.” Welcome back happy readers! This September, Shanghai’s short story reading group micro readers united spotlights stories from Celtic regions, plus a poem by Seamus Heaney. Thank you to Claire … Continue reading

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MRU27: Moment of Grace

Before the summer migration of the teachers, micro readers united, Shanghai’s short story reading group, finds inspiration in Flannery O’Connor. Stories and farewell drinks to send off Isabelle B. “Green Rabbit Zone” from the collection The Iraqi Christ (2013) 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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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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