300 short stories: story 276

story: “The Use of Force” author: William Carlos Williams year: 1938 where: Al Reem Island, summer note: This early example of flash fiction appears in the syllabus for a Stanford University course on the rise of scientific medicine. The syllabus also includes the term "the medical gaze." I think this is in my top 20 favorite … Continue reading 300 short stories: story 276


300 short stories: story 266

story: “Everyone Cried” author: Lydia Davis year: 2019 where: Our Tiny House in Oregon note: From the 2019 NYer online Flash Fiction series a line:  “After lunch, we usually felt better, and the office was filled with its normal hum and bustle, people carrying folders and walking briskly here and there, sudden bursts of laughter rising from … Continue reading 300 short stories: story 266