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The Life You Save May Be Your Own

WhoAm asks whether Flannery O’Connor can be expected soon. Now, I’d thought of saving O’Connor for a while, for obvious (or perhaps not-so-much-so) reasons: the desire to wait until my face gets older and wrinkles become a more permanent part of its own social fabric, or maybe I’ve wanted to save her for the debut of the sequel to Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast.

WhoAm asks whether Flannery O’Connor can be expected soon. Now, I’d thought of saving O’Connor for a while, for obvious (or perhaps not-so-much-so) reasons: the desire to wait until my face gets older and wrinkles become a more permanent part of its own social fabric, or maybe I’ve wanted to save her for the debut of the sequel to Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast.

But it has been asked, and as you well know, I’m either more than happy to comply with requests, or a peerless sucker. Go ahead and ask me to read the next one standing on my head.

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By miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

5 replies on “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

If you’re still taking requests…”The Lord Chandos Letter,” by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

(The Kleist-like “Incident in the Life of Marshall de Bassompierre” is also fantastic.)

Love this story! I teach it and I am planning to play your reading to the children. You have such a lovely storytelling voice, they will enjoy it much more! Thanks!

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