a slave to a well-constructed sentence.
"That Scotland has so few trees."
a short story by Lydia Davis.
isn't that the best story you've read all day? possibly even all week! i love super micro fiction. i bought this book once where all the stories were 250 words or less. i thought that was pretty crazy. course, i hadn't heard of drabbles at that point. a story in 100 words or less. then i bought this neil gaiman short story collection, and it's got a drabble in it. a drabble about santa claus. and how he's being held captive by the elves. it was a christmas card he sent out one year. how many people would i KILL to receive a christmas card from neil gaiman? ... a lot ...
anyhow, what i'm mainly here to do today is pimp a micro fiction contest. for those of you who are writers and yet can't be bothered to read the prose news column -you should be aSHAMED!- take a gander here. look a little further on down the page, and you will see that `danielzklein has thrown down the gauntlet of telling a story in less than 500 words. and then he apparently ran for the hills. heheh. anyhow, i thought i'd pimp that. coz among the thousands of people in the world, SOMEONE can write the story that will knock mister `danielzklein straight off his feet and he will realize the error of his ways. heheh.
the other thing i'm here to pimp is ~LostCauseMagazine. coz they rawk. they've gotten themselves a little lulu.com account, and they're getting themselves on the path towards more traditional publishing. i ~LostCauseMagazine. my very first published story evar. ufufu. makes me giggle just thinking about it. ... although, the story was about a train and a vampire, so i don't know why i giggled in japanese. anyway. i've gotta come up w/ another story for them for their april edition. ... wonder what i'm gonna write about ... if my past three attempts at story writing are any indication, it's gonna be about vampires. ... shock? hardly.
also, i forgot a caffine on my way to work today, and now i am sad. nakunaku.