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The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race

I was thinking about the last story I read to you, and thinking it’d be nice if other events of this variety, the sort of events that are difficult to explain to small children, were similarly reimagined. And not just on a large scale, either. I’m talking about The Pulling of My Wisdom Teeth Considered as a Jaunt Through a Daisy Field, or The Love Affair Between Gravity and my Ceiling, Considered as a Synchronized Swimming Spectacular. And here’s another.

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By miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

9 replies on “The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race”

Hi miette,

I just love these podcasts. I was listening to librivox’s psmith in the city and happened to come
across two chapters read by you. What a pleasant surprise!

Keep it up.

I recommend just about all Ballard novels. And his stories are all as self-contained as this one, and perfect slivers of his longer work, and just as recommended. Glad so many people are finding this one.

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