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“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

“Found Objects” by Jennifer Egan

“Found Objects” by Jennifer Egan

Full story here, courtesy of The New Yorker First sentence: “It began the usual way, in the bathroom of the Lassimo Hotel.” Characterization: “He wore funky sweaters and let her call him Coz, but he was old-school inscrutable, to the point where Sasha couldn’t tell if he was gay or straight, if he’d written famous books or if … Continue reading