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Very Short Stories by Sean Hill
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Feb 10, 2012

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bookshelves: experimental-fic, humor, horror, fantasy, philosophy-religion, poetry, science-fiction
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a book for quick-reads and quippy wit-- but sometimes it was obviously a stretch for the author to come up with something in this limited format. i look at this as a kind of exploration of thought and storytelling and something more than a little worthwhile. however, it smacked of being directly attributable to Twitter and so seemed to want for true ingenuity. this book's template for writing these tiny tales can be a fun game or exercise for anyone in a group, pair, or solo much like haiku. originally, i gave it two stars but i have changed that to three for the Good Idea that it is.

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Laura I agree. I enjoyed reading through it, and I think the idea of trying to tell a complete story in just 140 characters is a good exercise, and one of the things I enjoyed most about the book was that you could use the stories as jumping-off points for your own imagination. It won't go down as a favorite of mine, but it was definitely worth a go-through.

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