Tag Archives: illness

Story Prize Finalist (2010) – Memory Wall

(One month ago today, Like Fire reported that “The Story Prize has announced its finalists for 2010, and as usual it’s a diverse trio …”) The epigraph of this Story Prize finalist is drawn from the beginning of My Last Sigh, the conversational “semiautobiography” of acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel: You have to begin to […]


The Perfect Cold

Halfway through October and we’re well into what I always think of as Ray Bradbury days—crisp and bright or damp and windy, with small cyclones of yellow leaves all over. This is the date landlords have to turn the heat on, although some of us have had ours going since last week’s cold snap. And […]