The shortest story ever written
about a life not especially short
a story with an accurate beginning
a precise middle and an exact end—
it is a life after all, cloaked in time,
but neither magic nor bribery
not prayer or blueprints
add to the brevity of being.
Poet/fiction writer/playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published 21 books, including An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories/Ekstasis Editions/2016), Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (Poetry/Guernica Editions/2017), A Visit to the Kafka Café (Poetry/Ekstasis Editions/2018), Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles (Stories/Ekstasis Editions/2019), and Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement (Poetry/Ekstasis Editions/2020).