Erin Lunde

Stories About Telling Stories

Short Story Club Titles for January 2023

Welcome, hello. I run a short story club. SHORT STORY CLUB Our titles for January 2023 are… “Virgins,” by Danielle Evans (2007) and “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker (1973) and “Sonny’s Blues,” by James Baldwin (1957) We will gather online at the end of the month to discuss. Send a DM to me @everythingerinlunde to […]

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Short Story Club Titles for April 2022

SHORT STORY CLUB Our titles for April 2022 are… “There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Ray Bradbury (1950) and “The Black Stain,” by Nnedi Okorafor in the collection “Kabu Kabu” (2013) and “Beneath the National Palace of Culture,” by Garth Greenwell (2015) We will gather online in April 2022 to discuss. Join Short Story Club

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Eighteenth Day: The Final 50

The school district and the teachers’ union have come to a tentative agreement, and so it looks like we will be back in school some time next week. I am grieving. The loss of family, any normalcy, predictability, kids’ progress, their friendships. The rest of this school year. I’m calling this my last 50 words […]

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Episode 17 of Read Write Review

In this episode, I talk about what is to come: Interviews with other writers/creatives. I also recommend the podcast Educate. Find me on Twitter @erinhadelunde and Instagram @everythingerinlunde. Subscribe for free to my Substack newsletter motherhood minutes. Subscribe for free to my bi-weekly newsletter Stories About Telling Stories, where I give you lots of other […]

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Seventeenth Day

I attended the Public School Funding Discussion last night. The strike is over as of a tentative agreement made overnight, but shit we have troubles going forward. I have many more than 50 words, but this is what I’m adding for yesterday’s 17th day since the strike was called. Days spin out and everyone is […]

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Sixteenth Day

I’m hearing the district walked out on negotiations. I think about three years from now. I hear about losing ground after typical summer breaks. I hear “kids are resilient,” but most kids just learn how to acclimate to their problems until later in life when shit blows up. Mental health support will be urgent when […]

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Fifteenth Day

How many times have you cried today? The district says there’s a newer, wider gap and that they again have offered their last, best offer. There is a newer, wider gap between my mind and where it used to be. Why is it hard to fund public education? And live on one full-time job? Another […]

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