I can make your short story disappear
March 2, 2013 8:19 AM Subscribe
Please help me identify a short story I read in high school. It's about a man who claims that he can make people disappear to the extent that no-one will remember that they ever existed. He is asked to prove the claim... *possible spoilers inside*
posted by pianissimo to writing & language (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
At the end, there is a reference to an empty chair or bar stool? (being knocked over I think), when all the seats were taken before.
There is this discussion
but they didn't figure it out. At least it proves that I wasn't imagining it. I also thought it might be Guy de Maupassant, but I've had a look at likely candidtates on this site
and haven't found it.
Thanks in advance, this has been bugging me for a while.