Friday, September 4

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Oxford American's Summer 2015 Fiction Issue is out in bookstores!

Here's one of my favorite openings, taken from Nick Fuller Googins story "Origin Stories."

Their first months of ecstatic infatuation, Girl and Boy were the type of people to scorn that most standard of cocktail-party questions: what-do-you-do? Rather than answer directly, they'd discuss their curiosities and visions. Human existence, they believed, was far too complex for the flattening language of economic occupation. To reduce it as such was so derivative, so cliched. So American!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. That would be an interesting study. People are so different. A creative initial conversation which works well with one type of person may not work so well with another. :)
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