Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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The Falling Girl, Death of the Right Fielder, Blackberries, Don't You Blame Anyone

• In The Falling Girl by Dino Buzzati, Marta leaps from the top of a skyscraper in the middle of the city.

• Marta is excited to arrive at the first floor where a party is being held, and the upper floors wave hello to her on the way down, telling her not to move so quickly, and to enjoy the passing time.

• With each lower floor, the tenants become older and sadder and Marta sees younger girls in better dresses falling.

• Just before Marta reaches the ground she is tired, and an old couple on a lower floor laments that the girls that fall by them are never young and pretty.
• In Death of the Right Fielder by Stuart Dybek, a local baseball club notices that its right fielder has suddenly died on the field.

• The...

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