that are under 500. My essay for the "why I write" contest at Editor
Unleashed was 500 words of quasi-intellectual bloviation about short
form literature plus 250 words of emotional-laden truth.
I've heard people I respect say that they couldn't possibly tell a
story in 500 words, or in a single tweet.
Could you? Could you strip a story down and down to make a single
illuminative spark of an idea into a small, bright flame of a
And if you could do it... should you?
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