Types of writing

“The hierarchy of fiction…: novel, novella, novelette, short story, sudden fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, drabble, dribble.” (Robert Swartwood, Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer)

Short stuff:

6-word stories – the most famous is Ernest Hemingway’s “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Drabble – exactly 100 words

Dribble – exactly 50 words

“For me, a story should do four basic things: obviously it should tell a story; it should be entertaining; it should be thought-provoking; and, if done well enough, it should invoke an emotional response.” (Robert Swartwood, Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer)

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