Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories - Mr. and Mrs. Martins, Di Grasso, The Street-Sweeping Show, Courtly Vision, The Model Summary & Analysis

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Mr. and Mrs. Martins, Di Grasso, The Street-Sweeping Show, Courtly Vision, The Model Summary

In Mr. and Mrs. Martins by Edna Van Steen, an elderly couple with no children has decided to take precautions in preparation for their deaths. They have begun living apart as though the other has died. In the story, they meet at the grave as Mrs. Martins brings flowers to her husband (he is bringing her flowers next week). She lives in the house they shared and is thinking of moving somewhere smaller. They agree to begin looking tomorrow and part with a kiss.

Isaac Babel's Di Grasso is told from the point-of-view of an actor in an opera troupe run by a scoundrel named Schwarz. The only reason for the troupe's success is the performance of the lead...

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