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“The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter

“The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter

FULL STORY First sentence: “I remember that night, I lay awake in the wagon-lit in a tender, delicious ecstasy of excitement, my burning cheek pressed against the impeccable linen of the pillow and the pounding of my heart mimicking that of the great pistons ceaselessly thrusting the train that bore me through the night, away … Continue reading

From Page to Screen: “Keith” by Ron Carlson

From Page to Screen: “Keith” by Ron Carlson

First sentence: They were lab partners. Characterization: Keith was the window, wallpaper, woodwork. He’d been there for years and they’d never seen him. This was complicated because for years he was short and then he grew tall. And then he grew a long black slash of hair and now he had a crewcut. He was … Continue reading

“Pagan Night” by Kate Braverman

“Pagan Night” by Kate Braverman

Read the full story here. First sentence: “Sometimes they called it Forest or Sky.” Imagery: “Today, walking by the river, it occurred to Sunny that this landscape was different from any other she had known. It wasn’t the punched-awake, intoxicated glow of the tropics, seductive and inflamed. It didn’t tease you and make you want … Continue reading