Too distracted by technology, lack of sleep, or your kids to focus on anything longer than a list? Here’s one of Lydia Davis’s stories, “Bloomington,” from her latest collection, Can’t and Won’t, in its entirety. Feel free to tweet it when you’re done. Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been here before.(107 characters, counting spaces) Or another, “The Results of One Statistical Study,” that’s even shorter:
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