The art of the quick tale

There is art in telling stories, whether novellas, novels, epics, or shorter works. Short, short stories, those under 2500 words, are notably more art than longer stories. The longer tales with intricate plots, complex characters, and lots of small stories inside the narrative add things you can’t have in shorter works.

Accounts told quickly must grab the reader, hold their attention, and move to the conclusion in a…

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