Two short fantasies / fairy tales of architecture / urbanism
September 30, 2017 1:04 AM   Subscribe

"The View from the Top of the Stair" by E. Lily Yu (Hazlitt, 2017): "Upon hearing of the death of my father ... my second thought, I am sorry to say, was that at long last I could gratify my passion for stairs." "Blue Funk" by Rikki Ducornet (Fairy Tale Review, 2006; recently posted online): "People love my city for its brasseries like hothouses, ardent and perverse, its breezes that smell of coffee and of the sea. But when I am in my blue funk I see nothing of all this."
posted by Wobbuffet (3 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
These are the sort of short stories that make me wish for more, while knowing that if they were longer or explained more then they wouldn't be as good.
posted by Fence at 5:03 AM on September 30, 2017 [3 favorites]

Yeah, these are fantastic. And you are too, Wobbuffet. All of your posts have given me something great to read. Thanks!
posted by Literaryhero at 7:24 AM on September 30, 2017 [2 favorites]

Oh, those were both a delight. My partner and I call short satisfying things like this (whether it's fiction or fact or art or music or whatever) "brain candy". That was some excellent brain candy.
posted by WidgetAlley at 9:45 AM on September 30, 2017 [1 favorite]

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