Dictionary Stories

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

Dictionary Stories: Out now! Reviews, excerpts, and such.

At last! The book is out (in the US, at least) and a generous handful of folks have written about it, or shared some exclusive story excerpts and illustrations. 

Buzzfeed shared nine stories of young monarchs, restless ghosts, and careless assassins, while McSweeney's shared a particularly unhinged menu called Seasonal Craft Cocktails.

Ploughshares says, "Burrows challenges our ideas of the writing process and unpacks our understanding of what is literary," while KQED "swooned for most of the short passages, appreciating how Burrows' sense of collage often found depth in this specific length." Finally, Martin McLellan at the Seattle Review of Books wrote a review so packed with thoughtful and generous quotes that I can't pick one. 

Underlined words are those responsible for each example sentence.