Short Story (flash fiction) of the day, The Two Davises and the Rug by Lydia Davis

“Like a tropical storm, I, too, may one day become ‘better organized.”
― Lydia Davis, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis


The mola we bought at the estate sale.

Today’s story is from the master of the flash form, Lydia Davis. It’s a little odd – not a lot happens, nobody dies (horribly) and the characters, both named Davis… which is also the author’s name, have a lot of trouble making decisions.

I think the story is an illustration of what life really is all about. So sad.

The Two Davises and the Rug by Lydia Davis

from Harpers


In case you need them, here’s the same clip with subtitles

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