Michael Martone, "A Short, Short Story Complete on These Two Pages"

Profile of a used-to-be non-romance between two book store employees.

(from Double-Wide)

Beautiful. There’s a certain kind of relationship, a work thing, that isn’t love, but it’s a perfect and temporary kinship, the kind where for 32 hours a week, or so, two people are riding the same wavelength. It’s a hard thing to explain, but this story illustrates it smartly and succinctly (although it’s more like 4 pages). Read it here.

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