Short story: “Telling Stories about One’s Life”
by look i have opinions
“Telling Stories about One’s Life,” by Peter Bichsel, translated by Lydia Davis
Appeared in Ploughshares Volume 42, Number 2, Summer 2016; available on Project MUSE
Maybe a thousand words?
This story—fable? essay?—gets at a universal but hard-to-articulate subject.
Another story in which an adult narrates from his childhood self’s point of view.