I’ve recently been re-reading Lawrence Durrell’s 1957 novel Justine, set just prior to World War II, in Alexandria, Egypt. I always drawn in by its sometimes surreal prose, and the vividness with which Durrell describes the city, a place I once visited briefly.
Watercolor Romance, a short story I found on Medium, while quite unrelated to Durrell’s work, does share a certain similarity with Justine however. I won’t say any more about either story, lest I reveal too much about both, but readers of Justine will know what I’m alluding to.
A 31 word short-story written by futurist and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, which was published by Analog magazine in 1984, just may have been one of his best works:
And God said: DELETE lines One to Aleph. LOAD. RUN. And the Universe ceased to exist.
Read the conclusion here.
Harry Clarke’s morbid yet captivating illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s classic collection of short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
One Sentence: as the title suggests, stories told in just one sentence.
When I was 5 or so my mom would tell me to lie down before she tied my tie and I just now realized at the age of 19 that she did this because she’s a funeral director.