|Too much fun!|
Then home with Sarah to hose her clean of sand and algae and clean myself up for the rest of the day.
|Flash fiction and longer short stories|
In introducing my guest for the evening, I read a short passage from The Telling Room, by Michael Paternini:
A story is time itself, boxed and compressed. It is the briefest entertainment and simulacrum of real life, which is big and messy and requires a strange kind of endurance. The story is stylized for that flash of laughter and pain, thwarted desire and odd consummation, while life waterfalls with it—all of it—every day: prodigious, cloying, in decay. And when the story is finally over—even if the protagonist survives a spray of gunfire and goes on living—it’s over. Meanwhile, life carries on, river-swift.The word "flash," along with "survives a spray of gunfire" added to the appropriateness of a description of why stories matter to us.
|Preparing to read amid David Grath's art|
Life is moving along, river-swift. July is half-over. On the last day of July, Dog Ears Books will host David L. Roll, author of a new book about Harry Hopkins and FDR during World War II. That will be on Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m.
The date of the dog parade is Saturday, August 10. You can register at Dog Ears Books. There is a poster in the front window of the bookstore with details, so when you're walking by in the evening on your way to the Garage Bar & Grill, please take note.
|Lacy flying saucer|