Storytelling – Keep it short

Despite nowadays trend for bigger novels, I cherish short, straight to the point narratives.  A nice definition for short story is one that you can read in one sitting.

Stories told in a few words may have a huge impact and are adequate for communicating ideas.

Some well known really short forms are proverbs (Around the world in 52 proverbs), haiku and phrases by well known people. For the latter a good place to start is goodreads.

Another form is the flash fiction like this one attributed to Emingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”.

But… Be careful not to abuse the original sense of those little gems.


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