Got a little time on your hands? A machine at the Pru will give you a free short story.
Here’s a story. No, really. Here’s a story, on this strip of paper. Go ahead and take it. It’s free.
Beginning Wednesday, folks with a little time on their hands are encouraged to stop by the new short-story dispenser in the Prudential Center, one of the first of its kind in the United States. Short Edition, a French publishing start-up, has designed a sleek machine that produces an original story at the touch of a button.