Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories - Welcoming the Board of Directors, The Boy, The Weather in San Francisco, Blue, The Grass-Eaters, Preparations Summary & Analysis

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Welcoming the Board of Directors, The Boy, The Weather in San Francisco, Blue, The Grass-Eaters, Preparations Summary

Welcoming the Board of Directors by Peter Handke is presented in the first person as a sort of monologue, a speech given by a presenter at a failing company's board meeting. The entire welcome is overwhelmed by explanations of horrible mishaps: the porter's son's death, the windows of the building being broken and the roof about to collapse, directors wandering through the deep snow. In the midst of these rambling and confused explanations, the president attempts to thank everyone in the room and assure them the company is not about to collapse. Eventually he becomes trapped in a verbal loop thanks and welcomes.

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