Monday, June 07, 2004

In a House Besieged

Several readers have been complaining about the length of the stories. I usually like to ignore my readers in a willful, almost arrogant manner. However, in this case, I suppose the criticism is valid, especially in light of the fact that if you wanted to read a long story, you'd probably prefer pulling out a book to staring at a computer monitor. So from now on, I'll feature super short stories, like "In a House Besieged," Monday through Wednesday. On Thursdays, I'll feel free to post a longer story. And on Fridays, as always, I'll post stories by the relative unknowns. (Wendy, get your story ready for Friday.)

In a House Besieged
Author unknown

In a house besieged lived a man and a woman. From where they cowered in the kitchen the man and woman heard small explosions. "The wind," said the woman. "Hunters," said the man. "The rain," said the woman. "The army," said the man. The woman wanted to go home, but she was already home, there in the middle of the country in a house besieged.

1 Comments:

At 3:53 AM, Anonymous Liz said...

Just to let you know, the author of the story is Lydia Davis.

 

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