And the definition of short fiction is deliciously vague. Some places want under 1,000 words, others want 100 words. At least one wanted 50-ish words!
As noted in Quote Investigator, Blaise Pascal hit it on the head when he said:
"Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte."
Which roughly translated means:
"I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter."
Until you try to write a meaningful story in 100 words, you have not lived! So, I was happy to see one of my 100-word stories, "The Laborer," appear in the 45th edition of the web publication Microfiction Monday Magazine in April 2016.
~ Mick, S.D.G.
|Artwork is “Fading Identities” by Fabio Sassi|