People Are Scared of Short Short Stories

The truth is people are kind of scared by very very short stories—just as they are by long poems. A short story is closer tot he poem than to the novel…and when it’s very very short — 1, 2, 2 1/2 pages — should be read like a poem. That is slowly. People who like to skip can’t skip in a 3-page story.

— Grace Paley, Sudden Fiction

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