by Wycliffe A. Hill
The “Short-Short Story” was popularized in magazines of the era like Collier’s, which squeezed short stories to a single page. Designed for light entertainment and fast reading, this form of story-telling is becoming more popular as reader’s attention spans are divided between an ever-increasing information overload.
Use this Plot Genie supplement to tell the basics—brisk plots, fast characterizations, an economy of words. Get in, get out—that’s the modern way, and satisfying readers is the Plot Genie way!
* This Plot Genie supplemental formula is unique since it includes fiction -- actual "short-short stories" from magazines like Collier's and Liberty, as examples of the form.