Unlikely parallels

mapIn a Jorge Luis Borges story, the citizens of a land are proficient map-makers, and they dedicate themselves to improving the fidelity of their maps, aiming for that perfection in which no detail of the landscape goes unrepresented. This they ultimately achieve with a map drawn on the same scale as the land itself …

Verisimilitude becomes dysfunctional as it approaches perfection.

Here are some short pieces of fiction.