Saturday, February 15, 2003
There's a guy named George who works the register late Saturday night at Kroger. He does a running commentary under his breath as he scans your groceries. "Ahh. Radishes... No, Spinach! Spinach is good. I love wild spinach. That's good stuff... We close in 15 minutes, you know. Some stores are open 24 hours. But not us. No. We close at 11:00 sharp. People don't know that. There's just two of us here now. Course some people have their day off. Not me, I already had my time off. Now I've got to make up for it. John Grisham book. He's a good writer. I've read his stuff. The Pelican Brief. Exciting. Better put the pizza in its own bag. Soda pop! Put those over here, yup."
Posted by David at 2/15/2003 11:47:00 PM
Friday, February 14, 2003
Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Monday, February 10, 2003
When it woke up, the dinosaur was still there
That, in its entirety, is one of the shortest stories ever written. Alas, its author, Guatemalan writer Augusto Monterroso, passed away on Friday.
Posted by David at 2/10/2003 01:44:00 AM