Construction Literary Magazine

June 2019


Reading <i>Rainbow</i>

Reading Rainbow

I’m a personal injury lawyer. When most people realize this, they think my work is exciting—they think I’m always in court rooms making speeches like in a John Grisham book.

From <i>Utopia</i>
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From Utopia

“‘What about it?’” I asked—for I never hesitated to speak freely in front of the Cardinal. ‘This method of dealing with thieves is both unjust and socially undesirable.’”

From <i>Swann’s Way</i>
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From Swann’s Way

“For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say ‘I’m going to sleep.’”

From “The Dolt”
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From “The Dolt”

“Edgar tried to think of a way to badmouth this immense son leaning over him like a large blaring building. But he couldn't think of anything. Thinking of anything was beyond him.”

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