Monday, February 06, 2023

Reader's Diary #2071 - O. Henry: A Newspaper Story

I still remember an old writing assignment from my childhood; a day in the life of a penny. I thought of it again today with O. Henry's "A Newspaper Story" which essentially is a day in the life of a newspaper.

The moral of the story is that the printed word holds power to affect change but it's somewhat in jest. In this case it's the physical paper that actually creates change, and coincidentally, in the lives of those written about in the newspaper.

It's amusing, fast paced, and wonderfully detailed.

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