1 October 2006
This story's just six words long
Ernest Hemingway, it is said, once came up with a short story a good one, yet that ran all of six words: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." As nanofiction goes, if it's not the standard-bearer, it's pretty darn close: how much of a tale can you tell in half a dozen words? There's "In the beginning was the Word," same length, but not what I think of as fiction.
Caterina Fake is collecting samples from her readers. Here are some I particularly liked:
Lucky, yes, but my twin wasn't.
She loved again. I never did.
Today, I threw her toothbrush away.
They do seem to be somewhat sad, don't they?
(The best short story I ever wrote took a whole 804 words.)Posted at 6:46 PM to Almost Yogurt
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» Comment Fiction from Yippee-Ki-Yay!
Partly due to this at Dustbury, I found myself remembering this comment I posted at Protein Wisdom a year and a half ago (this is the URL to the PW post). My comment at Dustbury was a paraphrase, of sorts, of the comment fiction at PW. ...[read more]
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» I'm Liking This Bit Of Fun Stuff from The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns
I was at Yippee-Ki-Yay's place (the sicko likes Mondays for some reason, by the way) when I came across a post that links to Dustbury who links to Caterina.net. Lol. Anyhow, the posts are regarding Ernest Hemingway's micro-short story that......[read more]