New York Story Night #54

Chuck loves Amy Hempel

They came off and almost hit her face. “Okay,” she said to me.

Sometimes you find two or three of these boxes calling to each other. While the rest of them—silent.

It was words like those with which she ruined me. Whether the words were true or not.

She said she wasn’t going to wash herself into a flavored doll.

“If it touches you, how can it not be real?”

Wow, just fuc’ing wow. Randy, this is excellent proof how rereading an author you enjoy and mimicking their style will make your own work so much stronger. You’ve picked up the knack of making sentences POP and remain in the reader’s mind. Thank you!

Authors
Chuck Palahniuk