Dan Chaon selected the short stories for this year’s Wigleaf Top 50, an annual collection of miniature fiction. One of the 50 stories, “Device,” by Amelia Gray, is from the Dear Navigator site:
[read “device” at dear navigator] [read the wigleaf 50]
The young inventor created a device that could predict the future within one tenth of a percent of accuracy.
“Device,” he said. “Tell me the winner of this Saturday’s football game with Tech.”
“State wins,” the device said. “A man will pour beer onto his jeans.”
He thought of his girlfriend. “Tell me, will I marry Anne?”