Tournament of Short Stories II–Murakami vs. Hardwick or “Goodbye, Haruki!”

I never thought it would come to this. It’s not like I don’t still love Haruki Murakami.  I do. Maybe not like I once did– maybe the honeymoon is finally over, though it lasted many years. Many, many terrific writers essentially write the same story over and over again.  Some put the same narrator into slightly different situations but basically repeat themselves each time they … Continue reading Tournament of Short Stories II–Murakami vs. Hardwick or “Goodbye, Haruki!”

Haruki Murakami Visits Bordertown

I thought this one would be easy. For this weeks Deal Me In Short Story Challenge I drew “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, the title story from Haruki Murakami’s anthology and “We Do Not Come in Peace” by Christopher Barzak from the anthology Welcome To Bordertown. Find a way to link Haruki Murakami with a fantasy story set at the edge of fairy land. Should be … Continue reading Haruki Murakami Visits Bordertown