Douglas Watson

Douglas Watson is the author of The Era of Not Quite and A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, One Story, McSweeney’s, and other publications.

The Story of Ennui

But by the time the twenty-seventh rainbow unfurled itself across the heavens, the protozoa didn’t even look up from their work. Didn’t the world have anything new to offer?

New Animal

One day in Holland a new animal was invented. It was a miniature racehorse with a jet-black coat and, supposedly, a docile nature—the perfect horse for children to ride. Watching it gambol about the laboratory for the first time, Van…