Tagged with The New Yorker

“You’re Ugly, Too”  by Lorrie Moore

“You’re Ugly, Too” by Lorrie Moore

First sentence: “You had to get out of them occasionally, those Illinois towns with the funny names: Paris, Oblong, Normal.” Humor: The trick to flying safe, Zoë always said, was never to buy a discount ticket and to tell yourself you had nothing to live for anyway, so that when the plane crashed it was no big deal. … 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