Overheard in the Wolfe House #323
Peggy: The Mayborn Conference is announcing a new contest, a short story in six words. Writers have been trying to do those kinds of short stories long before Twitter. I have a story like that. It kind of went viral on Twitter. It has more than 170,000 views.
Sam (laughing): Really? That’s great.
Peggy: So here’s the story. “Midnight. Wrong train platform. Shinjuku station.”
Sam (still laughing): That’s just a mishmash of words.
I hate to disagree with Sam, but I like your six word story about Tokyo. It reminded me of a recent much longer story in the New Yorker, “Confessions of a Shingawa Monkey.”
Thanks, and thanks for the reading recommendation.
Those six words bring me chills. I have been lost a few times in foreign lands. You can only laugh about it much later.
That is the truth!