Short Stories

In Our Block
—R. A. Lafferty

  •   · Excerpt    
      "Art Slick and Jim Boomer went to the rundown building next door. It was smaller, about a six-foot cube, and the sign said Public Stenographer . The clatter of a typewriter was coming from it, but the noise stopped when they opened the door. A dark pretty girl was sitting in a chair before a small table. There was nothing else in the room, and no typewriter. “I thought I heard a typewriter in here,” Art said. “Oh that is me.” The girl smiled. “Sometimes I amuse myself make typewriter noises like a public stenographer is supposed to.”"  —R. A. Lafferty
         · 1966 Nebula Nominee, Best Short Story

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