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Short Story Risen

A postdoctoral writing fellow at the Oxford Research Centre, Alice Kelly, recently found an unpublished story by Edith Wharton. The story is set during WWI and is an unfinished piece that never saw publication. From Kelly's description and pictures, it seems Wharton wrote her stories much like I write mine--in bits and pieces that are cut and taped together into the right order. 

I enjoyed the story, and wished there were more--especially about the narrator. My favorite line from the *narrator follows Rose saying, "...And is it my fault if his religion prevents our divorcing?”

*“It’s rather fine, isn’t it – since you say he’s as unhappy as you – that a religion he doesn’t practise still seems to him worth sacrificing his happiness to?”

Read it and let me know if you like it. The story is called "The Field of Honour" and is published in its entirety at the end of the linked article. Enjoy.

 

Here is the article in The Atlantic where I saw this information first.

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Social Media Fiction

I'm trying something new to light a fire under my creativity. I had dreamed up a short story about a guy in his mid-30s who finds himself jobless with no prospects. He turns to temp jobs to "find his way". I decided to turn this into a fictional blog, written by the main character, that recants his experiences in different temp jobs. I'm hoping to allow it to be humorous, but also explore some of the darker side of humanity without being too depressing. I guess I'll just have to see how it pans out.

In any case, you can find this flog (that just doesn't work for faux blog, does it?), or fictional blog on Tumblr. My son tells me Tumblr is only for teenage girls, but I hope he's wrong. I doubt many teenage girls will be interested in reading this. 

Want to follow along?: www.tumblr.com/blog/mantemp

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