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.fictions. by ljones by Laura Jones

Vignettes which blur the distinction between what is most definitely fiction and what is less convincingly false. . . .

A collection of stories.
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.FICTIONS. BY LJONES

I love these things

By Chris Poirier, editor

Aug 3, 2008: Laura Jones writes a mean vignette.

As a reader, I always discover (or get to know better) a vivid, living person on the other end of her words—so vivid, in fact, that I can seldom tell how much is truth and how much is fiction. Her first person narrators leap off the page, bare their souls, and tell you more in a page than you might think possible. Their conversations are always so rich with detail and subtle subtext. Anger, longing, [more . . .]

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.FICTIONS. BY LJONES

Beauty in Vignettes

By LondonIvy, member

Sep 14, 2011: The writing reflects the characters. Most of them are common, everyday people who are not writers, and it shows in the prose. But this doesn’t mean there’s not beautiful paragraph here and there that is astounding. No, the prose never gives way to being writerly. It is mostly written in the character’s voices and at their skill level, yet the beauty comes purely from people experiencing their lives and describing it honestly and truthfully. It made me reflect on how perhaps people who are not trained as writers (and I’m [more . . .]

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