“Shut your lazy mouth and read!”


That’s what Jacob Tomsky would say in my place right now. He is the creative brain behind Short Story Thursdays – a weekly, email based short story club. I discovered him and SST a while back, when Elizabeth Gilbert posted about him on her facebook page.

cn_image_0.size.jacob-tomsky-headshotI subscribed and instantly fell in love with his idea. Everyone who loves to read should definitely sign up. Jacob asks for nothing but your commitment to read. One email a week. One short story a week. All classics. No garbage.

So how does it work?

If you want to sign up, all you need to do is email shutyourlazymouthandread@gmail.com. From then on, every Thursday a classic short story will be sent to your inbox in both .doc and .pdf format for your smartphone or tablet, along with an introduction to the selection by Jacob Tomsky. And that’s that. All he asks is that you read the stories.

This project is designed to inject literature into your life on a weekly basis in a way that’s never been done before.

– Jacob Tomsky

Be prepared for some witty commentary and lots of swearing! You won’t be disappointed, because – as we concluded in an email conversation once – “he definitely runs shit awesomely!”


Hope you’ll enjoy the stories!

– Gabriela

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