Monday, October 22, 2007

Saturday night, IFOA, celebrating Anansi's 40th!

Caucasian woman, 40s, with long blonde hair tucked behind her ears, wearing black, head to toe. She tugs at the bottom of her shirt while, behind her, relaxed after her own reading, A.L. Kennedy listens.

Long Story Short, Elyse Friedman (House of Anansi Press)

Page 159:

He glanced at the menu about the counter. "I'm too cheap to pay more than a buck for a cup of coffee. Besides, I'm already buzzing. Just had two cups with another prospective partner at the doughnut shop around the corner."

"Oh." She frowned. "How did it go?"

The woman beside me laughs throughout the reading, her fingers resting in the palm of her other hand as if waiting for just the right moment to clap in appreciation. She, too, has been on blind dates, ready to leave within the first five minutes then rocking in the back seat of a cab that directs her away from the stillness of her own bed.


Wisewebwoman said...

Have you read it Julie?
Do you recommend?
good to see you on the prowl!

Julie Wilson said...


I've read most of it. I like Elyse's voice. It's very easy, takes you offroading before you realize that you're without a map and have to trust the driver. She understands the universal truths so she's a worthy guide.

Always prowling!