Move over, Twitter. Kindle, take note. The Irish have a new postage stamp.
It features a short story: 224 words (as compared to Twitter’s mere 164 characters).
And it’s available for 60 cents (chicken feed compared to an eBook reader).
In 2010, Dublin was designated a UNESCO City of Literature. The country’s newest stamp celebrates that honor.
The bright yellow rectangle holds an entire story written by Eoin Moore, a Dublin teen.
His prose, about Dublin and its people, is winning praise from the Irish — at least those who see the stamp before it is canceled in ink. And we suspect those who make or sell specs will be even more enthusiastic about the wee read.
Just imagine: a mere postage stamp inspiring interest in literature — and helping fuel an economy.
That’s no blarney.
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