Short Fiction to Read When You Should Be Working
Sometimes it is helpful to take a break from work while still giving the appearance of feverish focus. After all, empty desks give budget-crunched bosses bad ideas. So, rather than slipping out for a cup of coffee, or even to go to the bathroom, casually send your browser over to Fifty-Two Stories, a website sponsored by Harper Perennial featuring a new short story each week for the entire year.
Carol Windley's "What Saffi Knew" is the selection this week. The site has also run Willa Cather's "The Sculptor's Funeral"; a story from Louise Erdrich's latest collection, which Valerie Sayers reviewed for Book World; and pieces by Tom Piazza and Mary Gaitskill, among others.
Now, isn't that a better way to start the week than slogging through your in-box?
By Rachel Hartigan Shea |
March 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
Rachel Hartigan Shea
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