Monthly Archives: March 2019

in the least

I tell you, it doesn’t matter in the least what a man’s views are, so long as he is a decent chap. Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

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Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack by David Cain Jim wiggled the edge of his fork through the sugary pie. The soft buzz of insects, coming clear through the screen windows, serenaded the dark night. Slipping the tines beneath the crust, Jim lifted the … Continue reading

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purposely put on

In the novels of Balzac, we see his heroines purposely put on one or another dress on the day on which they are expecting some particular visitor. Marcel Proust, The Captive

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impotent desire

When I mentioned to Albertine, on our return from Balbec, that the Duchesse de Guermantes lived opposite to us, in the same mansion, she had assumed, on hearing the proud title and great name, that air more than indifferent, hostile, … Continue reading

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secret hope

The things about which we most often jest are generally, on the contrary, the things that embarrass us, but we do not wish to appear to be embarrassed by them, and feel perhaps a secret hope of the further advantage … Continue reading

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On The Horns

On The Horns by David Cain The funny thing is that I met Tracy a long time before Alan did. She worked in my department at Falco a few years back, for about five months, starting in the summer. I … Continue reading

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same delight

The decline of day plunging me back by an act of memory in a cool atmosphere of long ago, I breathed it with the same delight with which Orpheus inhaled the subtle air, unknown upon this earth, of the Elysian … Continue reading

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