Ayse Papatya Bucak, whose wonderful short-short "Once There Was, Once There Wasn't" I mentioned the other day, has another short-short online. She thought I'd appreciate the subject matter and she is absolutely right. Here is the beginning:
Often I reread the books I loved as a child, which worries my parents because I have a cousin who often rereads the books she loved as a child, and she has spent time in a mental institution.
To read the end -- and because this is a short-short, it moves rapidly from the beginning to the end -- you must go here. I love it. Its precise tone and its somewhat zany yet logical progression remind me of the brilliant Lydia Davis's work. Unfortunately, those are the only two short-shorts from Papatya we can read online. She says, "Now I mostly shove every little piece of writing I come up with into the novel I'm working on."
On her blog, Papatya writes about the Fantastic Women issue of Tin House and the interesting way one of the stories, "The Wilds" by Julia Elliot, contains echoes of a piece Papatya heard on This American Life.