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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
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Night People > Touched with kindness in NYC

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Joyce (joyceann17) | 47 comments Mod
Two nail-biting insomniacs meet over a manicure in New York City. I love the simple dialog in this piece that communicates such intense loneliness in that city of millions.

Cady | 15 comments Mod
Yeah this story is an interesting take on the trope of "being alone in a crowd" - and the extra level of story that the final paragraph about his girlfriend actually knowing exactly where he is continues the story in the reader's mind beyond final sentence. We are given a glimpse as to what the real problem is...

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