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Logorrhea by John Klima
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WELCOME TO DECEMBER PROJECT!

last year, i carved out my own short story advent calendar as my project for december, and it was so much fun i decided to do it again this year! so, each day during the month of december, i will be reading a short story and doing the barest minimum of a review because ain't no one got time for that and i'm already so far behind in all the things. however, i will be posting story links in case anyone wants to read the stories themselves and show off how maybe someone could have time for that.

here is a link to the first story in last year's project,

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

which in turn links to the whole monthlong project, in case you wanna do some free short story reading of your own! links to the stories in this year's advent-ure will be at the end of each review.

enjoy, and the happiest of decembers to you all!

DECEMBER 28

“Very well. You may marry your Cloud Dragon. Do not look surprised that I know whom you love. I am not so insensible as all that. But first, you must complete one task for me. When you have completed it, then you may marry whom you please.”

“What is that task?” asked Kamora.

“You must find me someone who amuses me more than you do.”


oh, man. SO GOOD! this story is all of my favorite things: disparate narratives weaving together in unexpected, deeply satisfying ways, fiddling with a pre-existing work (in this case, Kubla Khan by coleridge, a poem i can barely stay awake through and do not see the appeal of), and a beautiful union between realism and fabulism. i love this - love, love, love this. thank you to tadiana for kicking me towards it. you will read her review here. i'm so glad to be coming across such fine stories so deep into this project. three more days to go!

read it for yourself here:

http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fic...

and read Kubla Khan, too, if you enjoy being bored by drug addicts:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem...

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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ This is one of Goss's stories that I really loved!


karen maybe this will be today's story, then!


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ It's a good idea to reread Coleridge's short poem Kubla Khan first. :)


karen ah, yes - xanadu and all that? i will take that advice, unless you are just tricking me into MORE reading so i fail at my challenge!


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ You will thank me! and it's a pretty short poem. Maybe you can count it as part of your December short fiction challenge, even though poetry?


karen nah, i stick with my own rules! but i read it! and i thank you for the story, if not for the coleridge. i'm grateful for the person from porlock for cutting that thing short, sheesh


Anna i had to analyze a bunch of coleridge for english last year and it was so! boring!


karen i believe that. ancient mariner's okay, though.but other than that - i'm not loving the stc.


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ karen wrote: "nah, i stick with my own rules! but i read it! and i thank you for the story, if not for the coleridge. i'm grateful for the person from porlock for cutting that thing short, sheesh"

Sorry you didn't care for rereading Kubla Khan. It's an odd one, for sure. But did it at least help you appreciate the nuances in this story a little more? (just say yes)


karen YES! don 't mind me - i just think that poem is too swirly daydream imagery party, and i hated reading it in school and whatnot.


message 11: by Mir (new) - rated it 3 stars

Mir Wow, this sounds awesome!


karen tadiana knows where all the good stuff is!


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