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Short story recommendation

I liked this short story by Keith Ridgway in The New Yorker. It's about about an older woman whose young neighbors are having a party has so many good lines in it.

Here's an excerpt:

He was pulling some sort of, what on earth, headphones? Big black things, with the big fat pads for the ears.

—Headphones here, for this, which is this old

A small . . . a phone?

—An iPod. My old iPod. And I don’t know what you like obviously, or even if this is a stupid idea, you might not want to listen to anything at all, but there’s playlists on there, some easy-listening things, some pop stuff, and some classical as well, you can, will I show you what, will I show you how this works?

See also: other things to which I've linked.


June 15, 2021


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