Thursday, August 29, 2013

An excerpt of a post by Fierce Dolan 

"Short stories are an under-appreciated art in post-postmodern literature. It isn't that we don't know how to write them well; rather, we don't know how to honor their brevity. Ironic in a drive-through microwave culture, that, as I often hear readers say they don't enjoy short stories because they aren't long enough. It isn't that they aren't compelling, aren't as well-developed as their long haul cohorts, or don't accomplish as much in significantly less pages. Short fiction often loses out because we want more. Enjoying something so much as to want an extra scoop is a great problem to have."

1 comment:

Tamara said...

It is ironic, in that we appear to suffer from a collective short attention span. It may also be that many short stories have no endings tied up in a bow for the reader; they tend to be slices of life that are plopped down in the midst of the time span of their protagonists.