Stories that aren’t (but are) stories

Which is really probably my favorite thing in the world: a recipe-as-story, a ransom-note-as-story. glossary-as-story. Much etc—honestly, I want to compile them all into a big book of happiness. Anyway, this non-story story, it lines up quite well with Daniel Orozco’s “Officer’s Weep” story, from his Orientation collection (and . . . was it originally in The Atlantic? seems like).

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  • saber86

    Thank you for that link, that was a great read. Btw, isn’t there a fancy-schmancy lit-term for these types of stories?

    • Stephen Graham Jones

      hm. there may very well be. would make them a lot easier for me to find, if so. should you luck onto it, let me know? I’ve taught a woirkshop on them before, but I called it “Alien Forms,” I think.