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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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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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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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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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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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MRU6: A Hard Boiled Summer

“A Haunted House” from the collection A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (1944) by Virginia Woolf (UK) A dreamer encounters a ghostly couple. Story: http://www.world-english.org/woolf_haunted_house.htm “Alma”(2007) by Junot Diaz (Dominican Republic/US) Portrait of a short-lived New York relationship. Story: … Continue reading

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MRU5: Different Worlds

“I’ll never get out of this world alive”(2003) by Thomas Cobb (US) A bored teacher in southern US looks for a way to escape his life. Story: http://www.fiftytwostories.com/?p=1157 “Innocence” (2006) by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (India) A prospective writer takes lodge … Continue reading

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