Since I started this blogging thing I haven’t been reading as much as is good for me. I mean proper reading, you know, like books? So the other morning I revisited my shelves and picked up a small volume of stories called Revenge of The Lawn by Richard Brautigan. Inside I found what must be close to the shortest short story ever written. Here it is.

The Scarlatti Tilt by Richard Brautigan

“It’s very hard to live in a studio apartment in San Jose with a man who’s learning to play the violin.” That’s what she told the police when she handed them the empty revolver.

Isn’t that beautiful?