By Flannery O'Connor
The gathering that demonstrated O'Connor's attractiveness as one of many american masters of the fast tale. the quantity comprises the prestigious name tale, a story of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, in addition to “The Displaced Person" and 8 different tales.
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It’s my job to decide. That pretty much makes me Lord of the Losers. Which is great if you want a Phantom Blade with a Fiery Enchantment, but not so great if what you want is a date to the prom. Luckily, my best friend, Danny Yu, VP and secretary of the Pawns, doesn’t have a date, either. There are many reasons why I love Danny, but the biggest one is that he’s the only person at Wallingford as crazy as me. Like one time, when he was home sick, he saw some daytime talk show that had a bunch of KKK members on it and gave out their official website.
Finis. TheMan: so over So perfect! Two months before prom and you already have a date. And you need a date, if you want to make Shane jealous. Which, of course, you don’t. “Don’t go with him,” your best friend Jen warns you the next day in gym. You, Jen, and your other best friend, Kyra — the three of you clad in hideously fluorescent orange gym clothes — are lying side by side (first Kyra, then you, then Jen) on identical blue and smelly foam mats. This month your phys ed teacher has become obsessed with Pilates and is making you all engage in a form of painful sit-ups called hundreds, where you lie on your back and pulsate a hundred times.
Someone watching might think we’re a couple. I hate couples. As far as I can tell, they’re always smug on the outside and miserable on the inside. “Let’s get our picture taken,” Adam suggests, handing the can back. His fingernails are extremely clean. I imagine his pre-prom fingernail-cleaning ritual. ” At the far corner of the gym, there’s a line of couples waiting to be photographed in front of fake Bourbon Street. In case the Mardi Gras theme isn’t clear, Ms. Gleason, who teaches European history, is standing at the front of the line, passing out plastic strands of beads to everyone before they pose.
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor