Hemingway’s six word short story

six_wordYeah, I know there’s no proof that he actually wrote it, but it’s still one of the most impressive sentences ever written. When I first read it, I spent half an hour imagining all sorts of plausible scenarios. I even thought about expanding the thing and write a real short story.

Maybe that’s one the most impressive qualities of art: makes your mind wander, makes you imagine and consider things you normally wouldn’t.

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The Writer

The WriterBack in October last year I began working on a novel. It took me roughly three months to write. But there was one big problem with it. I had no plot. Or at least, something that would resemble a plot. And that kind of set me back for a while.

I would be lying if I’d say that I didn’t panic, because I did. Three months of hard work seems like an awful lot to waste, especially when you’re my age and as impatient as I am. But there was nothing I could do about it. I just had to wait. Continue reading

I want to write!

OneYeah, simple as that. I want to write something new. You know, a story or a few more chapters of any of my projects. Anything, actually. I haven’t written anything new in quite some time, and this is starting to get on my nerves.

I’ve been editing Jazz, working on short stories, formatting, making covers, writing reviews, watching the Romanian version of Masterchef, and I haven’t had time to do some of the stuff I really enjoy doing such as reading books or writing them.

A while ago I used to do this as some sort of technique; I would purposefully keep away from writing for a few weeks, and then I would find enough inspiration to write a lot in a few hours, or write a couple of paragraphs that seemed to be astonishingly brilliant. But trust me, it’s not a good technique.

Anyway, I’ve set up a Smashwords account. You can find me here. I’ve uploaded a short story; flash fiction to be exact. It’s a psychological story about addictions and the way we want to escape them, or give them a meaning, or a way to justify them. You know, like I always do when I tell people I can’t write without smoking. Well, this is something like that. I hope you’ll like it. You can find it here. It’s available in all formats imaginable to man, so there shouldn’t be any trouble. Oh, and it’s FREE.

Remember is available on Amazon

I have decided to make one of my short stories available as an e-book for Amazon. And also I have decided to enroll it in KDP Select Program, meaning that it will be available exclusively for Kindle devices for a period of at least 90 days. After this period is over, I’ll reconsider my views toward this Program that Amazon is offering and promoting as a great opportunity for writers.

More about the short story itself:

RememberRemember

“What if I were to tell you how this story is going to end? Would you read on? What if I were to tell you what the biggest tragedy in my life was? Would you care? If I were to flood you with useless information about who I am and what I do, would you remember any of it for more than five minutes?”

A short story about painful memories.

Word count: 5600 words

Date published: April 2012

Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Price: 99c

Available on: Amazon