A Tragic Passing

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A great tragedy struck the world this week: Print is dead. The Onion has more information on the well-respected medium’s passing at age 1,803:

“I’m in absolute shock right now,” said Charles Townsend, CEO of Condé Nast Publications, who reportedly worked closely with the beloved medium throughout his career. “I knew that it had been struggling recently, but, still, I thought it had many more happy, healthy years in it…”

The funeral has already been in progress for years in think-pieces across the Internet. In lieu of flowers, please send subscription money to your lit-mag of choice.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →