My colleagues over at Canada Writes came up with a super fun twitter challenge yesterday to see just how short a short story can be. Hemingway threw down the gauntlet back in the 20s with this: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” While that’s pretty tough to beat, check out the #canadawrites hashtag for some worthy entries.
As a CBC employee, I may not be eligible for the iPod prize, but I had fun coming up with some short-shorts nonetheless:
- He said his name was Jason, but she entered him as “Douchey Blonde” in her phone so she’d remember not to answer if he called.
- Sitting on the counter in her pjs, she sifted through the grapes, gently picking out the moldy ones to stir into his smoothie.
- “It’s not you, it’s me,” she said, knowing full well it was actually her busty new secretary.