“The Question,” Donald E. Westlake and Laurence M. Janifer, 1963 – (short short) A professor grading English I papers is interrupted by a tedious phone call. He begins to suspect that the story of his life is being written by another.
Comments: Themes: Surveillance, self-reflexivity, reality. Recalls The Truman Show a bit. Read in 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories.
Author: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_westlake): “Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12, 1933 – December 31, 2008) was an American writer, with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit. He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction or other genres.”
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Janifer): “Laurence M. Janifer (March 17, 1933 – July 10, 2002) was an American science fiction author, with a career spanning over 50 years.”