Saturday, 6 September 2014

That morning the sun rose in the West

This is not what happened, obviously. The title of this post is in fact the whole short story, one short, (very short in fact) story. According to Anthony Burgess, it is the shortest science-fiction short story of all time. I will go further: it IS maybe the shortest short story of all time, never mind the genre. I do not know who invented it, I suspect it was Burgess himself. In any case, I wanted to share it with my readers.


PJ said...

Je revendique l'histoire romantique la plus courte! Un seul caractère!

Debra She Who Seeks said...


jaz@octoberfarm said...

too funny! i thought the shortest story ever written was:


His guardian angel whispered to Fabian, behind his shoulder: "Careful, Fabian! It is decreed that you will die the minute you pronounce the word doyen." "Doyen?" asks Fabian, intrigued. And he dies.

Andrew said...

Here's a shorter one by Hemingway:

"For Sale. Baby shoes. Never worn."