by Robert Swartwood
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Very short stories of twenty-five words or less appear in this collection from authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, and Ha Jin and run the gamut from playful to tragic and conservative to experimental.
November 17, 2010 This week, why not down a shot or two of fiction that runs 25 words? If you're in the mood for something a little deeper, there are biographies of writer Louisa May Alcott and jazzman Thelonious Monk, and memoirs by comic artist R. Crumb and band leader Paul Shaffer.
November 13, 2010 Can you tell a story in 25 words or fewer? Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's six-word novel — "For sale: baby shoes, never worn" — Robert Swartwood has compiled a new anthology featuring bite-sized works of fiction.
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