September 10, 2003
A Longer Short Short Story List
I will update my Short Short Story List soon. Unlike the general public, I love the short form and have read a few collections this year. Ha Jin most definitely belongs on that list.
I decided that writers would occupy only one spot on the list (otherwise, Ha Jin would get a second entry) and that it would be of my most recent reads (recent meaning within the past three to five years). As you can see, many of the listees are writers of color and relatively young and a few are queer. As I promised Donald recently, I will review all of the titles on the list and will include some interesting side stories about a few of the writers.
Posted by ronn at September 10, 2003 11:58 PM
hmm.. the short format. I could never write that way, I am too obssessed with chapters and plot twists and decadence and things. That's why the posts on my site are so long...
I want so much to write a collection of short stories. Interconnected and historically based. For me, it is the height of writing. Longer stuff is easy. All the loose ends tied up. A clear beginning, end and hearty middle.
To write short fiction that entertains? That's so difficult and rarely accomplished, IMO.
Just found some old college writing. Gonna try to create some masterpieces.
How come I didn't know about your website?! I'm a website ADDICT. I need new sites like junkies need crack. I got here via Friendster, by way of your twin.
Remind me to e-mail you these short shorts I wrote a while back. Oh wait! Check your inbox now!
karsh: I did. Was it just the one story? I'll email you for the others/more.
Seeking a short story I read in a magazine I believe about a masseur who gives a massage to a General in the Army as the country is on the verge of war.