Dictionary Stories

Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the dictionary.

Introducing: Dictionary Stories

Introducing: Dictionary Stories

Say hello to Dictionary Stories: Short Stories and Other Findings, coming April 2018 from Harper Perennial and available to pre-order right this second

Dictionary Stories began back in 2015 as a quick idea for a zine, hastily stapled together on evenings and weekends. Shortly after it became a Tumblr, then a book proposal. Today it's a high resolution jpg of a cover, and on April 10th 2018, it'll be a physical book published by Harper Perennial. A collection of more than 150 stories composed entirely of example sentences from a dozen dictionaries, organized alphabetically by theme and illustrated throughout. 

There's much more to come. Read more about the book and pre-order it here, and sign up to the newsletter to keep abreast of updates on the road to April. 

A New Site! A New Look! A New Hope!

Dictionary Stories has had a makeover—new site, new logo. The first site, while perfectly adequate for a short while, looked and performed as if it were designed in the dark by an arthritic dog. It broke if you so much as looked at it the wrong way. It attracted birds and stray dogs and was possibly haunted. Goodbye, old site—nobody will mourn for you.  

Thanks to Cactuslab, the new Dictionary Stories is a powerful, gleaming machine. It looks tremendous on your personal desktop computer, on your mobile telephone, on your pocket calculator. It will never let you down. And that handsome new wordmark you’re seeing at the top of the page? That little monogram at the bottom? That’s Dan Cassaro, from toe to tip. These people can and should be hired for all your internet and lettering needs. 

With all this fresh paint and fooforaw, it’s almost as if there’s a big announcement around the corner. Only time will tell. 

Underlined words are those responsible for each example sentence.