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“Tropical Storm” by Lydia Davis

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“For Sixty Cents” by Lydia Davis

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“The Fallguy’s Faith” by Robert Coover

Falling from favor, or grace, some high artifice, down he dropped like a discredited predicate through what he called space (sometimes he called it time) and with an earsplitting crack splattered the base earth with his vital attributes. Oh, I’ve … Continue reading

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“Jane and the Cane” by Lydia Davis

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“Truth Difficulty” by The Roving Typist

Back in February, I wrote about The Roving Typist, a writer who spontaneously creates stories on the streets for people, “stories composed for you while you wait.” He doesn’t keep copies of his stories, he doesn’t keep track of who buys them. … Continue reading

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“Housekeeping Observation” by Lydia Davis

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“Absentminded” by Lydia Davis

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“A Strange Impulse” by Lydia Davis

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“Example of the Continuing Past Tense in a Hotel Room” by Lydia Davis

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The Roving Typist

Needing money, Christopher Hermelin took his Royal Typewriter to the park and wrote stories for anyone for a few dollars. Now it is an art project, a kind of performance piece. He keeps no record of the stories. Once he … Continue reading

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