Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Marriage 501, Lecture 126: Literary deconstruction

Me: Oh man. My friend Steph wrote another long facebook post. She is such a nice person, but she writes long posts and I always lose interest before the end.

SH: I write long posts.

Me: Yes. And they're boring. Your posts are way too long.

SH: It's hard to say anything in 140 characters.

Me: No it's not. Haven't you ever heard the short story, "For sale, baby shoes, never worn?" I've heard that Hemingway wrote it.

SH: OK.

Me: Six words. An entire story. A sad story. The baby died.

SH: You don't know that.

Me: What do you mean I don't know that? That's the story!

SH: It could have been a baby born without feet.

Me: Yes, I hadn't considered that.

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