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    The Paris ReviewSabrina Orah Mark5/7/209 min
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    The Paris Review
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    • DellwoodBarker1 year 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.

    • sjwoo2 years ago

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

    • emilesilvis2 years ago

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

    • BetSheWet2 years 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

    • Straffshine2 years ago

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

    • Jim2 years ago

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

    • gmclean2 years ago

      One to re-read, several times. Glorious.

    • jackdille
      2 years 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 weekScoutScribe
        2 years ago

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

    • Kiki2 years ago

      Lovely story. She’s too good for university life

    • Plum
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      2 years ago

      I love her and I adore her mother

    • joanne
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      2 years ago

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

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      2 years ago

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

    • Gatsby2 years 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.

    • Florian2 years ago

      It’s about perspective, isn’t it

    • jbuchana2 years ago

      I love this.

    • Alexa
      2 years ago

      This is beautiful, downright poetic

    • kurpels2 years ago

      The bread is over.