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Short Con
Woman, we just pulled off The Wire in the time it takes to get a pizza delivered. This is a big win. Big! They're gonna talk about this one.
Alec Hardison, Leverage

A "short" con is a confidence game that sets up and pays off all in one encounter.

See also The Con, Con Man, The Mark. Contrast The Tale. Not to be with confused with Shotacon.


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Tropos Del FinalEs/Recursos NarrativosBola Idiota
Monster Protection RacketThe ConAll-Natural Snake Oil
Sewer TropesNarrative DevicesSleep and Wakefulness Tropes
Serious BusinessNarrative TropesShort Story Long

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