The other day, Monday I think it was, I asked Arielle Garcia what she was looking at on her computer. She replied, "the shortest story in the world." As a Literature teacher by heart and training, this piqued my interest, so I asked her to email it to me:
"When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there."
Great galloping brontosaurus bones! That's an amazing story!!! Turns out it was written by a Guatemalan writer named Augusto Monterroso, and at only eight words long, it very well be the shortest story in the world.
Tell me something that you liked about this story. Why is it a story? What does it mean? If you didn't like it, write a story yourself that is ten words or less in length!