The Simile Museum

Tag: Mavis Gallant

“I could see that Louise was perplexed by all this. She had been warned of the damp, but nothing had prepared her for those lumps of bodies, or for the empty sky. At four o’clock every day the sun appeared. It hung over the northwest horizon for a few minutes, like a malediction, and then it vanished and the city sank into the night.”

-Mavis Gallant

“She emptied her mind, as if emptying a bottle, and waited for inspiration.”

-Mavis Gallant