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Michael Blaine

Michael Blaine is editor of New York Stories. His fiction has appeared in New England Review, North American Review, and New Letters. He lives in the wilds of upstate New York in a 160-year-old farmhouse that he will sell for a reasonable price. Close to golf, skiing, and vast auto graveyards.

— From October 1998

The Cooking Lesson

A good fire, in fact, is like a perfect lie. It takes myriad shapes, it mesmerizes, it consumes itself and leaves nothing behind. Somehow, in my mind, the perfect fire and the perfect lie had always been intertwined.

October 1998
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