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Shortest Stories Ever Written and Published
« on: December 13, 2010, 01:20:49 PM »
In the 1970s, Forrest Ackerman sold this story to Vertex for $100:

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He resold it four times for the same amount, and it’s been translated into three languages.

The “shortest horror story ever written” is usually attributed to Frederic Brown:

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.

Ron Smith shortened this further by changing knock to lock.



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Re: Shortest Stories Ever Written and Published
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 03:30:35 PM »
LOL   That is pretty short indeed.   

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Re: Shortest Stories Ever Written and Published
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 06:33:23 PM »
Very short, and a bit surprising.  I'm intrigued, now.
 

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Re: Shortest Stories Ever Written and Published
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 09:42:33 AM »
Thats like when my Father in law was in college and his Philosophy professor wrote "Why" on the chalk board and told them to write. All his class mates wrote these long papers, he wrote "Why not?" and turned it in. He got a B on that for being original.

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Re: Shortest Stories Ever Written and Published
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 09:50:45 AM »
Thats like when my Father in law was in college and his Philosophy professor wrote "Why" on the chalk board and told them to write. All his class mates wrote these long papers, he wrote "Why not?" and turned it in. He got a B on that for being original.
that's awesome!



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Re: Shortest Stories Ever Written and Published
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 12:22:17 PM »
Thats like when my Father in law was in college and his Philosophy professor wrote "Why" on the chalk board and told them to write. All his class mates wrote these long papers, he wrote "Why not?" and turned it in. He got a B on that for being original.
Kudos to that guy!

 



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