Two recent short stories by Jess Zimmerman
October 13, 2017 10:54 PM   Subscribe

"Never Quiet Again" (Catapult, May 12, 2017): "It's not that we don't remember what it was like before the sound. If you asked us, we could tell you." "All the Ways He Won't Die" (Catapult, Feb. 17, 2017): "Someday he'll meet a fate I didn't think of, and that will be my fault, too." Jess Zimmerman has several notable previouslies, e.g 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
posted by Wobbuffet (3 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Just read the first two and thought they were great.
posted by msingle at 4:55 AM on October 14, 2017 [1 favorite]

Excellent! It's hard for me not to read "Never Quiet Again" as a metaphor for our always-connected world, each of us constantly bombarded with messages--a reality we've grown gradually accustomed to as we went from emails to texts to a dozen different social media apps, notifications pinging incessantly, and maybe each one unbalancing us a little bit more.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:37 AM on October 14, 2017 [1 favorite]

Also by the same author but IMO a better story: "The Bearded Lady."
posted by fuzzy night at 3:42 PM on October 14, 2017 [1 favorite]

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