Thursday, December 06, 2007

Is This Not a Great Cover?

When I was a kid, once I got one of those 'big books' for kids that had stories, puzzles, nonfiction, all sorts of stuff in it. I loved it beyond words.

Now I'm in one. Well sort of. This one only has stories in it, but it's still cool. (Image stolen from Nathan Balingrud's livejournal.)

2 Comments:

Blogger irongoddess said...

This is awesome! And even more awesome because you're in it!

What story is it?

Although I DO think they could have put just one puzzle in...

December 07, 2007 12:12 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

The story is called "Special Economics".

Jieling set up her boombox in a plague-trash market in the part where people solds parts for cars. She had been in the city of Shenzhen for a little over two hours but she figured she would worry about a job tomorrow. Everybody knew you could get a job in no time in Shenzhen. Jobs everywhere.
“What are you doing?” a guy asked her.
“I am divorced,” she said. She had always thought of herself as a person who would one day be divorced so it didn’t seem like a big stretch to claim it. Staying married to one person was boring. She figured she was too complicated for that. Interesting people had complicated lives. “I’m looking for a job. But I do hip-hop, too” she explained.

December 07, 2007 12:34 PM  

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