In 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.
- Carcinoma of the sentence structure
- Death of a Bannister
- Four coordinates
- David Foster Wallace sits at his desk alone 
- Pregnant girl
- Grumpy Suite
- How Tobin found the iron statuette