One of my college room mates introduced me to Story People a few years ago, and I’ve loved reading them ever since. They are short, usually one or two sentence, stories written by Brian Andreas. Here are a few of my favourites:
“i don’t know how long i can do this, he said. i think the universe has different plans for me & we sat there in silence & i thought to myself that this is the thing we all come to & this is the thing we all fight & if we are lucky enough to lose, our lives become beautiful with mystery again & i sat there silent because that is not something that can be said”
“you’re the strangest person i ever met, she said & i said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time.”
“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”
“deciding everything is falling into place perfectly as long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.”
“My favorite thing is the wind, she said, & my second favorite is chocolate but I just do that so I don’t get too skinny & blow away.”
Learn more about Story People here.