Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Very Short Story

The Hemingway style was brief. Condensed. He once wrote this very short story:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
 It was only six words long. Wired Magazine once asked a group of writers to write a very short story, and published the results. They're here, and they're all entertaining. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I like Eileen Gunn's a lot:
Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
Six word stories are fun to write. They're super condensed, like haiku. Try one -- you may find that you enjoy writing a very short story once in awhile.