How Short Can a Good Short Story Be?

How Short Can a Good Short Story Be?

It is said, though not proven, that Hemingway coined this short story: For Sale: baby shoes, never worn. Serious flash fiction, right? And it definitely is a story: a beginning, middle, and end. And for myself, it’s one of the best stories I’ve ever heard. But it seems there is an unspoken rule in the world […]

Why Do You Read Short Stories?

Why Do You Read Short Stories?

I’ve been writing short stories for eight years, and I tell you – never have I come across a more fascinating, fun, and inspiring literary form than short story writing. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve read many novels in my lifetime. Sidney Sheldon, Khaled Hosseini, Donald Goines – I run the gambit when to […]