For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.
- Although unverified, the legend goes that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a short story in six words or less, and this is what he came up with.
The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…
- Fredric Brown’s “Knock,” the shortest science fiction story ever written.
A good video, though not quite as I remember the original story (which freaked me out as a kid). I’d actually just been thinking of this, since it’s been raining pretty much non-stop here in the sunshine state for days now, and also because I got stuck at work yesterday and missed the Venus Transit, which won’t happen again for another 105 years.
James Franco Reads a Short Story in Bed
(via Open Culture)