Issue 144 | The Sun Magazine

November 1987

Readers Write

Selfishness

Popcorn strategy, domestic violence, the importance of being cute

By Our Readers
Quotations

Sunbeams

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.

Matsuo Basho

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

A Spell Without Books

Austin is built on a series of criss-crossing fault lines, the intersections of which cause parts of the city to sag into what might be called “seeps” or “sucks” — places where the earth breathes in and out, sometimes seeping and sometimes sucking.

By Pat Ellis Taylor
Fiction

Jesus Tales

“You see?” he said. “This is Saint Peter. I am the Lord Jesus.” The halos lasted only a second. Then they were gone.

By Romulus Linney
Fiction

The Dance

During this holiday season, Sharon has gotten into the habit of counting how many of her ex-lovers show up at any given party.

By Kim Addonizio
Fiction

Falling Water

I sense that my preacher friend isn’t playing with a full deck. I suspect he views certain people as angels and remembers them as colors.

By John Ciminello