Category Archive: Storytime

Jan 25 2014

Saturday Storytime: The Innocence of a Place

“Sometimes the others run to catch her; sometimes they hold on to the doorframe as if it were an anchor, and it must be Mr. Wilbraham or Miss Farles who runs after.”

Jan 11 2014

Saturday Storytime: Jackalope Wives

“There’s always one who learned how to brood early and often, and always girls who think they can heal him.”

Jan 04 2014

Saturday Storytime: Significant Figures

“In short, Stephen Charlemagne Robins was the rarest sort of person in the universe: a combat mathematician.”

Dec 28 2013

Saturday Storytime: Boat in Shadows, Crossing

“And her parents thought, and conferred, and spoke to their cousins and their neighbors, who all agreed: a girl with such a talent could marry well.”

Dec 21 2013

Saturday Storytime: The Ghosts of Christmas

“And then a terrible thought came to me. Or crystallised in me. Formed out of all the things I was. Was already written in me.”

Dec 14 2013

Saturday Storytime: Blood Makes Noise

And as though he’s read my mind—

—which may, I suspect, no longer be quite as hard to do as it once was—”

Nov 30 2013

Saturday Storytime: Hunger: A Confession

“So that was my life—interminable days of boredom, torturous insomniac nights.”

Nov 16 2013

Saturday Storytime: The Jackal’s Wedding

“Stay away from him,” Father told her later, but he always said that.

Nov 09 2013

Saturday Storytime: Yuca and Dominoes

“No you won’t,” Carmencita says, her head shaking. “It’s a curse. Or something.”

Nov 02 2013

Saturday Storytime: Go Through

Nothing is quite familiar. Nothing is completely strange. She almost thinks she recognises the place.

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