Short Attention Span Fiction
July 8, 2004 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Anacrusis is a collection of short stories. Very short stories, written under a strict length constraint. It's a perfect way to get your daily dose of weird, funny, thought-provoking fiction.
posted by wanderingmind (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Cool. Although he stole McSweeney's look. He also links to, which is a fun community-oriented writing resource/site as well.
posted by xmutex at 4:10 PM on July 8, 2004

This just reminded me of one my favorite books from about 10 years ago--Sudden Fiction. It's similarly a collection of "short short" stories, by a lot of pretty well-known writers, and it's really great fun to read. (There were two follow-up books as well, I think.)
posted by LairBob at 5:15 PM on July 8, 2004

[this is good, while constrained is better]... nice post!
posted by moonbird at 7:30 PM on July 8, 2004

Nice post. An author friend of mine has been doing something similiar, he refers to it as Flash Fiction. (he's gone for 100 words, not 101. Those wacky authors!).

posted by garrett at 1:12 AM on July 9, 2004

Fuck words man, I'm just now getting into SMS poems. 160 charachters. exactly. Here are some bad, bad examples (many are shorter than 160 chars). But still , constrained writing is good.
posted by zpousman at 6:30 AM on July 9, 2004

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