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Roll The Bones

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Short Story – Approx. 3,200 Words – Literary Fiction

John Updike wrote that it was his duty to “give the mundane its beautiful due.” Like Updike, Stefan Bourque also finds beauty, compassion and hope in the most ordinary of places. In “Roll the Bones,” Bourque paints an intimate portrait of one married couple's everyday life complete with their struggle to keep their heads
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Published March 14th 2011
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Jun 08, 2011 Anne rated it it was amazing
This short story is a bittersweet snapshot of the daily life of a husband and wife trying to hold onto their dreams in a harsh world. The husband clings to his dreams of providing a better life for his wife, the woman he loves beyond measure, and his love drives him directly into conflict with the negative voices of his past - the ones that threaten to steal the color from his world. Everyday he struggles to overcome the ghosts and move out of their reach. As he struggles internally, he derives ...more
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Those fortunate (or unfortunate depending on your philosophy or mood) people to be born under the sign of Gemini are known for their passionate relationships. Passionate is often a euphemism for, as Norman Mailer once put it, that old standby of the headshrinkers, the love/hate relationship. I’ve long since tempered this type of relationship romantically, though it was no small challenge. The ...more
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