Short Stories

—R. A. Lafferty

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      "“You are a little girl, Oread, a somewhat exasperating and precocious little girl.” “But I don't feel precocious. I feel like a rock-head. How can I be a little bit like papa and not anything like anyone else at all? What was the connection between myself and papa?” “There wasn't any at first, Oread, not like that. We were looking for a child since we could not have one of our own. I fell in love with you at first sight because you reminded me of Henry. And Henry fell in love with you at first sight because you reminded him of Henry."  —R. A. Lafferty
         · 2003 Seiun Nominee, Best Translated Short Story

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