Short story: “A Christmas Story”
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“A Christmas Story,” by Mallory Ortberg
Appeared on The Hairpin on December 20th, 2012 (here)
Spoilers, but … I’m not familiar with the author and didn’t read the tags (just followed this recommendation), so when I started reading this I thought it was nonfiction. I was surprised how effective it was, not being sure what I was reading.
It seems unusual these days for any publication to drop the fiction/nonfiction labels and just let each piece stand on its own. I think the New Yorker used to do that.