Watercolor Romance, a short story

Monday, 29 February, 2016

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.

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siseneG, a short-story, a very short-story, by Arthur C. Clarke

Wednesday, 16 February, 2011

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.

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Illustrations of mystery and imagination by Harry Clarke

Tuesday, 2 June, 2009

Harry Clarke’s morbid yet captivating illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s classic collection of short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

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One sentence wonders

Tuesday, 16 September, 2008

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.


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