Hint Fiction

Hint Fiction

An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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The stories in this collection run the gamut from playful to tragic, conservative to experimental, but they all have one thing in common: they are no more than 25 words long. Robert Swartwood was inspired by Ernest Hemingway's possibly apocryphal six-word story--"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn"--to foster the writing of these incredibly short-short stories. He termed them "hint fiction" because the few chosen words suggest a larger, more complex chain of events. Spare and evocative, these stories prove that a brilliantly honed narrative can be as startling and powerful as a story of traditional length. The 125 gemlike stories in this collection come from such best-selling and award-winning authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Ha Jin, Peter Straub, and James Frey, as well as emerging writers.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393338461
0393338460
Branch Call Number: FIC HINT FI
Characteristics: 188 p. ; 16 cm.
Additional Contributors: Swartwood, Robert

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