Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

  Hills like White Elephants is a short story by Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1927.  It details a seemingly simple conversation between an American man and a woman, taking a drink at a quiet rail station near the great Ebro river in Spain.  As they wait for a train to Madrid, their conversation reveals … More Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

The New York Times: Do we mistake inaccessibility for brilliance?

In this fascinating article from The New York Times, writer Zoe Heller mentions that she feels a certain guilt about starting – and not finishing – David Foster Russell’s Infinite Jest. Have you experienced that guilt? (I say this as someone who has started James Joyce’s Ulysses several times…and never got past p152 before losing … More The New York Times: Do we mistake inaccessibility for brilliance?

Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt2 by Michelle Foster

Part Two I was aware of a presence as I awoke.  A comforting atmosphere that reminded me of my mother. The smell of soap and water.  Freshly laundered cotton.  I was far too comfortable to be in my bunk at the dorm.  I opened my eyes slowly, not wanting the illusion to disappear.  My eyes … More Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt2 by Michelle Foster

Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt 1 by Michelle Foster

  How Soon is Now? ‘…the essential significance of a pea is not, that I know, greatly affected by the fact that it lies in a row of similar peas. But each swing of the pendulum owes the extent of its movement to the previous swing.’ John William Dunne, An Experiment with Time     … More Short Fiction: How Soon Is Now? Pt 1 by Michelle Foster

It’s Here! Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee released today: a Round-Up of Reviews

Obviously…SPOILERS.  I have only provided the links here so click and read at your own risk.  Once I have read the book, I’ll review it until then…enjoy! (This post will be updated as new reviews become available – please let me know in the comments if you find any others or indeed, if you’ve read the … More It’s Here! Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee released today: a Round-Up of Reviews