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Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer

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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.

Synopsis:

A story collection that proves less is more.

Synopsis:

Very short stories of 25 words or less appear in this collection from best-selling and award-winning authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub and Ha Jin and run the gamut from playful to tragic and conservative to experimental.

About the Author

Robert Swartwoodcreated the term “hint fiction” and has held contests for it. He frequently blogs about short fiction on his Web site. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393340228
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Editor:
Swartwood, Robert
Edited by:
Robert Swartwood
Author:
Swartwood, Robert
Author:
Robert Swartwood
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous Literature
Subject:
Anthologies-American Literature
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Anthologies (multiple authors)
Publication Date:
November 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer
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"Synopsis" by , Very short stories of 25 words or less appear in this collection from best-selling and award-winning authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub and Ha Jin and run the gamut from playful to tragic and conservative to experimental.
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