“Somebody Up There Likes Me,” an old short story

Pub­lished in the Decem­ber, 1994, issue of The Atlantic Month­ly and still avail­able for free via the Inter­net Archive.

Some­body Up There Likes Me” lat­er appeared in the The O. Hen­ry Prize Sto­ries, 1996.

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  1. This is my favorite short sto­ry ever. I was suf­fer­ing through grad school (sci­ence) when it was pub­lished. It only took me anoth­er 10 years to bail from an aca­d­e­m­ic career. This sto­ry has stuck with me like a best friend.

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