Tag Archive for ‘fiction’

The Shadow of Love

“I’m not interested in that kind of love,” Mel said. “If that’s love, you can have it.” –Raymond Carver, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” There is a kind of love that is not love at all. It just wears the mask of love, like demons sometimes wear the mask of light. This Thing, which is really Pain in disguise, is not about giving to another person, […]

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The Thing I Hate and the Thing I Love

Until yesterday, despite being in an MFA program for creative writing, I have not written fiction in earnest for many weeks. Because I hate trying to write stories. And yet telling stories is also my great love. I spoke recently to my advisor from my MFA program, the talented and generous Helen Schulman. The novel I’m writing, and have been tinkering with for several years, is not working yet. It […]

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