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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 

A Spoonful of Sugar

For those of you who don't keep your fingers on the pulse beat of contemporary short fiction, here is Nate "Son of Doug from Moscow" Wilson's The Rise and Fall of Circumcision. Apparently, Esquire sent out calls for a short story that could be fit on to a napkin, and the above story is Mr. Wilson's harvest.

The story is suggestively well done, and it reminds us of the dark grace to be found in Flannery O'Connor's works (which is, of course, a compliment). We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Best Lines
"I'm Jewish," he says... "Right," I say. "So am I." I'm not.

"Three most dangerous jobs on this continent," he says, holding up fingers. "NY cop, bounty hunter, graveyard in a c-store." He nods like I don't believe him. "Not necessarily in that order."

"Huh," I say. I want to say less.
There are a few other zingers, but we don't want to give any of it away. What do you think? What were your favorite lines? What is other good literature out there on the internets? Write your thoughts in a napkin the comments below!

(HT: Wilson Sr.)

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Lunder, as much as I appreciated your lines, this one, in my opinion takes home the award, 'Suck it up kid, I want to say. Abraham had to use a rock.'
So how do you find such random and obscure things?
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michael

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