Category Archives: Lily’s stories

“The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. . .

. . . the aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say.” (Chesterton) Writing: I’m bad at keeping track of how many words I’ve written, so I don’t have a number to give you. I … Continue reading

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How to Teach History

After spending so much time on the depressing state of American education in my last post, it would be nice to turn to something cheerfuller today. Before anyone can talk about the right way to do anything, we have to … Continue reading

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In the words of somebody, “I’d rather not. What else have you got?”

Ever since I learned that it’s popular these days to write in the first person (write stories, that is, not things like letters and ordinary correspondence — this post is after all in first person), I’ve tried to avoid it … Continue reading

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On Lily’s story

Yesterday morning I woke up with a cold, which left my body demanding sleep and my mind groping through a fog as dense as any that ever came out of Solbane. Today my head’s better, and it’s snowing. For some … Continue reading

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