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Mandafofanda Reads Lots

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Just Lather That's All - Hernando Téllez It's funny what sticks in your head. I read this back in high school for English class, where I knew it as "Lather, and Nothing Else" and it's a short story that I continue to remember to this day like no other. I don't remember exactly what grade it was (maybe 9 or 10). I don't remember what teacher I had. I remember that this was the first story we read as a part of our Short Story unit. I remember that for our assignment, we had to write our versions of what happens after the end of the story and I remember writing about the barber attacking and killing Torres, then escaping out the back of the shop though I think I would write a different ending now. I like that this is a story that makes you think, and writes questions about trust and humanity in so few words.