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In the last several years a movement has been underway to declare May the month of the short story. As there are no governing bodies deciding what months mean - and that itself would be a hair-too-whimsical of a short story plot - this is a grassroots movement. To contribute to that movement, I hereby present, every day this month, a short story link.

TODAY: Me and the Pope, by Stuart Ross

Of course the Pope has bigger problems these days than having once stolen small press giant Stuart Ross's girlfriend, but it's fascinating to know that the Pope, like all couch surfers, will attempt to even the score by offering to do the dishes. Don't trust him.

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