Saturday, December 31, 2011

420 Characters, by Lou Beach

Microfictions, in the rather limiting format of 420 characters, the length of a facebook update. Interesting concept, but not as successful in execution as I had hoped. I wish the stories had been more linked, more... something. In terms of experimental fiction, I think there will be a lot more published in this style, but I still doubt anyone working in tiny formats will ever achieve the devastating poignancy of Hemingway's 6 word heartbreaker- "Baby shoes for sale, never worn."

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