So Little Time and Space

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In an adapted excerpt from her introduction to 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories over at Lit Hub, Lorrie Moore grasps at the ungraspable reasons we read short stories:

This is life itself, surprising and not entirely invited. And yet we come to short stories seeking it.


Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →