Short story: “A Strange Loop”
by look i have opinions
“A Strange Loop,” by T. R. Napper
Appeared in Interzone, issue 262, January–February 2016
About 12 and 1/3 pages, no idea how many words
A clever and sadly believable story.
I don’t really see what the Douglas Hofstadter epigraph adds to it (though I adore Hofstadter).