Short stories or fictional essays or something: “Caramel Drizzle,” “Hands on the Wheel,” and “End of Phone Conversation with Verizon Adjustment Person”

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“Caramel Drizzle,” “Hands on the Wheel,” and “End of Phone Conversation with Verizon Adjustment Person,” by Lydia Davis

Appeared in Ploughshares Volume 42, Number 2, Summer 2016; available on Project MUSE

Less than a page each

I don’t understand the point of these pieces. They appear to follow “Telling Stories about One’s Life” deliberately, but that doesn’t help me understand.

I’m omitting “Second Drink,” the piece that follows these three, because I think I do understand that one.

 

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