#edgar allan poe
Me: Did you know that the Ravens are called so bc Edgar Allan Poe lived in Baltimore? Never have our interests collided in such a way.
The Square: Lol. I did know that. And, I love Edgar Allan Poe
Me: Omg. Let’s get married.
Edgar Allan Poe said that a short story is one that can be read in “the limit of a single sitting”. That’s the definition I usually go with!
Here’s his complete essay, The Philosophy of Composition, where he says that. He makes some other pretty interesting points too. Poe’s a bamf.