It’s interesting to think about literary genres “coming of age.” Often it has to do with the arrival of a work that realizes the potential of the genre like nothing that came before it. That day has come for the genre known as Craigslist Missed Connections, where a recent post ostensibly aimed at finding the woman in the “vintage white skirt and smart red blouse” goes off the functional rails and lands in downright literary territory. Read the text over at Gawker, and then tell your loved ones you love them, because you don’t have enough time not to.
ELSEWHERE: A Missed Connection for the Ages
Martyn Jones is a Chicago-area writer with abiding interests in phenomenology, reformed theology, and contemporary fiction. Since graduating from Wheaton College in 2010, he has worked for Apple, written for Groupon, and received his M.A. in philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Marty writes sporadically for supercurriculum.blogspot.com, and you can follow him on Twitter: @martynwendell.