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30th May '15 11:28:57 AM LordGro
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It's debatable that Hemingways Six Word Story constitutes "a complete short story".
* ''ThereAreNoWindowsInACocoon'' is a collection of very short flash fiction.
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* ''ThereAreNoWindowsInACocoon'' ''Literature/ThereAreNoWindowsInACocoon'' is a collection of very short flash fiction.

* What follows is a complete short story, [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp allegedly]] by Creator/ErnestHemingway:
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* What follows is a complete short story, A [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/babyshoes.asp allegedly]] by Creator/ErnestHemingway: (probably fictitious)]] anecdote claims that Creator/ErnestHemingway once won a bet to write a short story that was only six words long with the following:

* ''[[UncleJohnsBathroomReader Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction]]'' is a collection of 87 stories under 1000 words long. Given where the stories are supposed to be read, that's probably the perfect length.
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* ''[[UncleJohnsBathroomReader ''[[Literature/UncleJohnsBathroomReader Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction]]'' is a collection of 87 stories under 1000 words long. Given where the stories are supposed to be read, that's probably the perfect length.

* Though not itself an example, FredricBrown's ''Knock'' mentions one:
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* Though not itself an example, FredricBrown's Creator/FredricBrown's ''Knock'' mentions one:
30th May '15 11:23:19 AM LordGro
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If the "story" is a spoiler, you might just not put it here at all.
-->[[spoiler:Coffin for sale. One previous owner]].
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-->[[spoiler:Coffin -->Coffin for sale. One previous owner]].owner.
30th May '15 11:21:34 AM LordGro
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Hemingways Six Word Story is not really by Hemingway.
* Inspired by Hemingway, [[http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html here's]] a collection of six-word stories by several famous writers, including Creator/NeilGaiman, Creator/OrsonScottCard, Creator/JossWhedon, and Creator/AlanMoore.
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* Inspired by Hemingway, the [[Literature/HemingwaysSixWordStory "six word story" apocryphally attributed to Hemingway]], [[http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html here's]] a collection of six-word stories by several famous writers, including Creator/NeilGaiman, Creator/OrsonScottCard, Creator/JossWhedon, and Creator/AlanMoore.
18th Jan '15 2:48:05 AM Aethersea
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov was a master of this. He once wrote a story [[UpToEleven while giving a TV interview]]
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov was a master of this. He once wrote a story [[UpToEleven [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask while giving a TV interview]]
30th Nov '14 8:02:10 AM VoidKnightsc
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[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] FanFic of {{Franchise/The Flash}}.
13th Nov '14 11:08:58 AM Anddrix
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* Most of Creator/HansVonHozel's works, they are quite short.
20th Feb '14 10:53:46 AM Aquila89
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* István Örkény has an entire collection of them. The shortest one is called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blank Page]] - although it does come with a disclaimer stating that he didn't really have anything to say in it, so he leaves it open for interpretation. Another is merely two words, and an LongTitle.
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* István Örkény has an entire collection of them.them, called ''One Minute Stories''. The shortest one is called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blank Page]] - although it does come with a disclaimer stating that he didn't really have anything to say in it, so he leaves it open for interpretation. Another is merely two words, and an LongTitle.
25th Mar '13 5:18:32 PM Jeduthun
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* An old joke has it that a writing teacher once assigned a story combining themes of religion, royalty, mystery, and sex. A student managed to accomplish all this in just one sentence: --> "My God," said the Queen, "who's that touching my leg?"
25th Mar '13 10:16:33 AM Jeduthun
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This is a type of ProseFiction; more information can be found at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction "the other wiki"]]. Compare {{Drabble}}.
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This is a type of ProseFiction; more information can be found at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction "the other wiki"]]. Compare {{Drabble}}. A sub-category of {{Minimalism}}.
25th Mar '13 10:12:23 AM Jeduthun
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The motherlode?
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* Inspired by Hemingway, [[http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html here's]] a collection of six-word stories by several famous writers, including Creator/NeilGaiman, Creator/OrsonScottCard, Creator/JossWhedon, and Creator/AlanMoore.
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