So Little Time and Space


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 →