so concentrated they're almost poems

Some of the winning entries in the New Times of San Louis Obispo 55 Words Or Less Short Story Contest are terrific...

...but this one is my favorite:


I began writing my 55 Fiction story when suddenly a loud humming arose outside. I opened the door to find–a space ship!

Four tiny creatures emerged. I invited them in for tea. I told them my story idea. They said it was boring and that I should write about them instead, so I did.

Nathaniel Nauert

Santa Maria"

via Reddit.

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