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Holst, Spencer

On Hope

I can think of nothing more apt for the rounding-out of a year than a fleeting little fable on outplaying inevitability. If you’re anything like me, Inevitability is one collector you’ve managed to send off-course at least once this year, and that itself is cause for champagne. Happy New Decade to all, but especially to those who continue to believe relentlessly in the potential of literature.

I can think of nothing more apt for the rounding-out of a year than a fleeting little fable on outplaying inevitability. If you’re anything like me, Inevitability is one collector you’ve managed to send off-course at least once this year, and that itself is cause for champagne. Happy New Decade to all, but especially to those who continue to believe relentlessly in the potential of literature.

xo
— Mtte.

ps: for those in need of a stocking stuffer, here’s a sneak peek at Jon Frankel’s The Man Who Can’t Die, which I’ll be reading beginning next year, along with your regular shorter gems here. Can’t wait for you to hear it.

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

4 replies on “On Hope”

Thank you for Spencer Holst. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than being introduced to a wonderful new writer. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!

this story makes me giggle every time I think of it. It coincides perfectly with New Year-resolutions…

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