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A short short is a really, really small short story, usually only a few paragraphs long. It is very difficult to write a good short short because you don't have a lot of space to mess around - every word must count. In many ways the short short is that point were the short story meets the poem. The short short has become an increasingly popular genre in recent years, with several collections of them being published lately.

Some of my favorite short shorts are:

A Story About the Body, by Robert Hass

The Wig, by Brady Udall

Rosary, by Robert Kelly

The Colonel, by Carolyn Forche

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