Short Story Dec. 10: Williams
“71” from 99 Stories of God by Joy Williams
Quote of Note: “The fog was so thick, the child could not see the lion. Still, the fog was pleasant, as was their ascent through it.”
The Civil Wars are really broken up. After all the talk of irreconcilable differences and creative fisticuffs, the news that the dynamic duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White would release another album inspired at least a small hope that…
On “The Yard Boy” by Joy Williams
“The yard boy was a spiritual materialist” (p. 47). That’s the first line of this short story from The Visiting Privilege, the much-lauded 2015 collection of Williams’s stories. This one meditates caustically and with steadily increasing trippiness upon the difficulty of living ego-free.