Oops baby

Danbury CT 001

Me, Andy, and a hot dog at Al’s Hot Dog Stand in Danbury, CT

I’m not really a fan of the current trend in “ending” literary short stories — where nothing is really resolved but you are left with a particularly visual or poignant moment — but I thoroughly enjoyed “Temporary” by Marisa Silver nonetheless. (I suspect it may have been excerpted from a larger work, but even then I would like more of a sense of closure.) Her writing style is simple and accessible, but still touches on deep emotions and real-life issues.

me: seriously can’t watch [new TV shows] right now
me: glee was an accident
me: like an “oops baby”

alex: LOL


  1. Alex says:

    The best part is that I was on skype with Paul at the time, and he was like, “Why are you laughing so hard?” LOL.

  2. That picture is FANTASTIC! I love it! It reminds me a little bit of when I had my picture taken with the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile at BlogHer in Chicago last summer. Your wiener is better though! Ha!
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  3. Kristan says:

    Lol, thanks. No one’s ever complimented my wiener before. It feels good. ;P

  4. Trisha says:

    Accidentally on Purpose. The new series on CBS starring Jenna Elfman. An ‘older’ woman who accidentally on purpose gets pregnant by her younger boyfriend. Hilarity ensues.

  5. Kristan says:

    Oh is that what that show’s about? I was wondering, because I did love Dharma and Greg.

  6. Eric says:

    I’m rather fond of short stories without resolutions. My undergrad writing prof told me that you can’t kill off a person in a short story, and I think similarly you can’t wrap a complete bow around one. Sharp as a knife, the story you linked.

    Of course most everyone kills a character in their short stories. Or maims them, rapes them, something. I’ve killed a few in mine. Still fond of the non-resolution, though.
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    1. Kristan says:

      (Ooohoo, I’m using my new “threaded comments” for the first time!)

      I think non-resolution can work, but I think it can also be unsatisfying. Some writers walk that line well, others don’t.

      And yeah, death is sort of the “easy out.” My undergrad writing prof told me that you can start with a death but not end with one. :)

  7. Lauren says:

    now you just have to oops watch Castle and you will be all set.
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    1. Kristan says:

      Uh oh, now you’re lobbying me too? (My sister Alex wants me to watch Castle too.) :P

  8. Angie says:

    Pregnancies, wieners, something is up.
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    1. Kristan says:

      LOL! (But no.)

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