I’m going to be linking to short fiction here. Why? Because short fiction is great and, if there’s any justice in the universe, the Internet is going to usher in a new golden age of short-form material in all media. I continue to be baffled why YouTube hasn’t made short films and music videos a more vibrant cultural force.
Anyway, here’s a pleasing story by Israeli author Etgar Keret: “Gulliver in Icelandic.” Keret is very good at the very short story, which is a skill I admire. The link came from my dad, an avid online short story reader who also wants me to return his Keret book. The story is a two-minute read, with the famous “To Build a Fire” ending you know and love from middle school.