On the one hand, prose; on the other hand, atomic prose.
Likewise, poetry and atomic poetry.
Getting’ right down to the real nitty gritty is a deep mystery and an elevating challenge for any writer.
Narrative Magazine recently posted a brief bit about “six-word stories.” I quote:
“William Faulkner famously said that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet.”
Here’s a six-word story from Hemingway Himself:
“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”
Another, from Alistair Daniel, a British writer:
“Without thinking, I made two cups.”
Try this one, I think you can sing it: (1)
“…another little piece of my heart…”
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