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Galahad, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

One of my goals for RoW80 is to read a short story every day. Today I read “Chivalry” by Neil Gaiman. It’s in his collection Smoke and Mirrors. I read one of his stories yesterday, too. This is my first experience reading Gaiman, and I have to say that I am enjoying his work quite a bit so far. There is a quirkiness and irreverence that I totally appreciate and admire.

Something that definitely appealed to me on a personal level with this story is that he makes reference to an obscure book that the main character finds in a thrift shop, Romance & Legend of Chivalry, by A.R. Hope Moncrieff. That book just happens to be sitting on my own personal bookshelf. I am taking this as a good sign.

In addition to reading the story, I also created two spreadsheets. One to track the stories I read, and the other to track my submissions. I feel so organized and on top of things.

I hope all the other RoW80’ers had good, productive first days, too.

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