A story I wrote was chosen for a new “flash fiction” website called Fewer Than 500.

Probably most of the readers are my friends I’ve pointed in that direction, but it’s still  exciting to me.  Now, I just need to keep writing!  And keep reading, because if the truth be told, I have my own list titled “Books I skipped in school” —  the point of departure for the story.  My list differs slightly from Ariana’s.

Here’s mine:

  1. The Pearl
  2. Tortilla Flat
  3. Grapes of Wrath (well, read it, but skipped whole chapters)
  4. The Scarlet Letter
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front
  6. Vanity Fair

I never skipped Moby Dick, but probably would have had it been assigned to me.  I got into Dickens when I was reading him in college, though my class never got to A Tale of Two Cities. I should give that a try.

If I start a personal classics revival, I’ll post my progress here.  If I do, I’d start with Steinbeck or Dickens.