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Last Call: The best short story ever told on Twitter

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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

The best story I’ve read this month unspooled over the course of just 10 tweets. I know, outrageous. Like the “baby shoes, never worn” story, it’s not just poignant and unsettling but also a master class in brevity.


I don’t want to ruin it if you’ve not yet read it—with more than 270,000 retweets to it now, you probably have—but I wanted to bring it to your quick attention. I’ve relayed this story to at least a handful of people in the past few weeks, but it never comes out as concisely and perfectly curious as the original.


Even if the story is a fake, I don’t care. Kudos to @sixthformpoet.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Spoiler alert:

He was dead the whole time.