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    The Paris ReviewSabrina Orah Mark5/7/209 min
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    The Paris Review
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      8 months ago

      Existential Gold. Love the Fairy Tale parallels.

      If I had a machete I would use it to cut the mice, and the princess, and the king, and the stepmother, and the castle, and the wolf, and the mother, and the sons, free from their function so they could disappear into their own form.

      Excellent Line.

    • sjwoo
      1 year ago

      I haven't smiled this much in a long time. Thank you.

    • emilesilvis1 year ago

      Read the piece, but really didn’t like the content or the style.

    • BetSheWet1 year ago

      Such an enjoyable read!

      Btw, it’s seriously hard to find bread flour! After weeks of failing to see it when casually grocery shopping, I went on a quest and found it at grocery store #7

    • Straffshine1 year ago

      A pure delight to read. It captures this moment so well.

    • Jim1 year ago

      It does seem like we are searching and trying to achieve silly useless things. The Mom is a true classic.

    • gmclean1 year ago

      One to re-read, several times. Glorious.

    • jackdille1 year ago


      I laughed out loud reading this and was sad when it ended. It really is a long poem, and it made me miss fairy tales, and feel sad, but optimistic, like the best things do.


      • Pegeen
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Love your comment and felt the same things. And I agree, this was like a narrative poem.

    • Kiki1 year ago

      Lovely story. She’s too good for university life

    • Plum1 year ago

      I love her and I adore her mother

    • joanne1 year ago

      Beautiful writing. I felt like I was in her fairytale/ nightmare/life.

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      REALLY creative storytelling, so much nuance. I’m going to search for some of her poetry. Love her imagination.

    • Gatsby1 year ago

      Education is going to go through a lot this next year. Thankful for her sharing her story; I hope she finds what she wants eventually.

    • Florian
      Reading streak
      1 year ago

      It’s about perspective, isn’t it

    • jbuchana1 year ago

      I love this.

    • Alexa
      1 year ago

      This is beautiful, downright poetic

    • kurpels1 year ago

      The bread is over.