Calling something “an evening” of something makes it sound so damn fancy. This won’t be that fancy. Though I might wear a tie. I’m going to be drinking whiskey, but not fancy whisky, cheap whiskey. I think there will be some laughs, not belly laughs, but subtle laughs that are really funnier when you think about it. Maybe some super serious people will, instead of laughing, just smile and nod knowingly. That happens at readings sometimes. I also think there will be at least one person there who teaches in some capacity. So if you’re coming to learn and I fall short of your expectations (I most certainly will) you can always go talk to that person. So this will also be educational, probably, if you put out some effort. You can’t expect to learn unless you put out some effort.
Look, I know you’re not supposed to say it, but I like flash fiction, and you do too. It’ll be our secret, we don’t have to tell anyone that this reading was the best thing you’ve ever been to afterward, when people ask. People will say, “Who’s at this reading right now? It’s not as high brow as this super boring Joanthan Franzen reading I’m going to tonight.” And I’ll say, “[quietly] Everyone…shh…[then louder] No one in here but us chickens.” And we’ll all have a drink and laugh at the people who don’t know how to have any fun.
Also, don’t you think it’s not really fair that I listed the readers in alphabetical order? Robb is always last then. You should clap extra hard for him if you come. I hope you come. I’ll clap extra hard.
This is going to be super fun. All these readers are great, and fun, and there will be drinks and laughing and high fives and low fives and side fives and Five Alives. Come hang out and see some stuff.
InDigest presents an Evening of Flash Fiction
w/ Ann Dewitt, John Jodzio, Robert Lopez, Lincoln Michel, Shya Scanlon, and Robb Todd
7pm | FREE
at The Gallery at (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, NYC