Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway bet his fellow writers at the Algonquin Round Table that he could write a complete short story in six words. The other writers ponied up ten bucks each, and Papa claimed the pot with possibly the saddest six words ever written: “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”
In this collection, Mario Milosevic offers 41 of his own very short stories. By turns funny, fantastic, witty, fabulous, and poignant, none are as brief as six words, but they all pack a punch and are guaranteed to intrigue, amuse, and move.
Mario Milosevic’s short fiction has appeared in magazines, anthologies, and websites for almost thirty years. His novels include Claypot Dreamstance, The Coma Monologues, and Kyle’s War. He has also published three collections of poetry: Animal Life, Love Life, and Fantasy Life. Miniatures is his first collection of fiction.