'A Clean, Well-Lighted Place'

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Out of the short stories that I wrote about, the one that best follows Faulkner’s dictum would have to be “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”. This story is about connecting with others, even if through commiseration. Though the people wallowing about the bar are lonely and feel that they have nothing to go home to, they have each other. Knowing that you are not alone, that is something. They endure the hardships and loneliness of their everyday lives and end their day amongst people such as the older waiter, who take pity on them because they have experienced the very same feelings. For me, this story begged the question: if you have nothing, but share that feeling of nothingness with many others, does it make it something? I felt that this story
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