short and sweet
August 11, 2006 8:43 PM   Subscribe

True stories, told in one sentence [via Projects]. More single sentence stories (and such) at Scrine [truthiness not guaranteed]. They have a kind of lame contest on right now, but check out some of the older entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
posted by Urban Hermit (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What great sentences!

A little reminiscent of Canadian Literary Magazine NFG's Great 69er contest, all very short stories (69 words, varying numbers of sentences).
posted by munyeca at 9:08 PM on August 11, 2006

As a juxtaposition; nanofiction. Some of these stories show up as character flavor text on the card game Chrononauts. From the same guys that make another game I like to play.. Fluxx.

No I don't work for them just enjoy passing the time.
posted by MrLint at 9:13 PM on August 11, 2006

They seem to be bloodless jokes that do not make me laugh.

It is like Bunny and Cat and Girl - cartoons that do not make me laugh.

At least it does not take long, leaving us more time for work and youtube.
posted by fleetmouse at 10:33 PM on August 11, 2006

Some of them have a hakuesque quality to them in that they try to capture a mood or a season in a few words; but there are also some that are cheating ... they try to get around the one-sentence restriction by splicing sentences with semicolons or so.
posted by sour cream at 2:07 AM on August 12, 2006

This one time, at band camp...
posted by kimota at 6:37 AM on August 12, 2006

They have a kind of lame contest on right now

Contest? There's no contest... the site's just open for user submissions.

[BTW -- thanks for the link. The site's just getting started.]
posted by laze at 10:58 AM on August 12, 2006

Woops - my bad. Just noticed the contest comment referred to Scrine.

*will eventually learn to read beyond one sentence*
posted by laze at 11:00 AM on August 12, 2006

I meant that Scrine has a contest on - users are encouraged to submit entries in 'fortune cookie' style. Sorry for the confusion.
posted by Urban Hermit at 11:02 AM on August 12, 2006

*will eventually learn to use preview*
posted by Urban Hermit at 11:03 AM on August 12, 2006

The inauspicious morning - having to fish the truck keys out of a long-drop outhouse before breakfast - proved to be telling when we were caught in a brushfire before lunch and, then, before dinner, found ourselves between an enraged mother with a pick-axe and a half-blind demented woman with a rusty fishknife, each intent on doing bodily harm to the other; indeed, we learned to mistrust mealtimes as a simple survival skill.

/true story
posted by darkstar at 12:10 AM on August 17, 2006

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