Welcome to echos & visions! This is the place to read my new stories, poetry and essays and find out when and where they'll be published. There are also links to my favorite sites, book reviews, pictures, interviews and other bits and pieces I hope you will enjoy. MaryAnne
Includes my story "Duplicity" - slutty in a very sophisticated, moralistic way. . . of course.
by MaryAnne Kolton
He held the wine
glass stem with thumb and forefinger, lifted slightly, as ifeyeing the clarity and color. He was, in fact, looking
through the wine at his enchanting, much younger wife seated opposite him in the restaurant. He enjoyed seeing her like
this. Blurred, distorted, unfamiliar. Non-specific. The only
way he would permit himself to view her at this point.
I have just complained
to a clerk at the airport newsstand that
if Rolling Stone gets any smaller it will be the size of a mass-market
paperback. She gives me a wide-eyed,
blank look like she hasn’t a clue what I’m talking about. A simple “I’m sorry.” would have been
nice. For many years now, on the way to
my boarding gate at the airport, I stop and buy the latest edition of W and
Rolling Stone, two magazines I read only on airplanes.