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English citations of story

sense: soap opera[edit]

  • Alice Walker, "The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?":
    We had managed to buy our first television set. It was battered and overpriced, but my mother had gotten used to watching the afternoon soap operas [] , and nothing could satisfy her [] but a continuation of her "stories."
  • 2002, Jane Heller, Cha Cha Cha, Kensington Books, ISBN 0758203055, page 173:
    "Mrs. Waxman is watching her stories," said Nora as she led me into the den where my mother was [] watching a videotaped episode of "As the World Turns."
  • 2003, Sandra Brown, Hello, Darkness, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743261011, page 235:
    "Shut the goddamn door. I can't see my TV with that light shining on it, and my story's on."
    "You and your stories." []
    His mother said nothing else until the soap opera went into a commercial break.