The Fast Fiction Challenge

January 17th, 2009 | people I know

Is a book by my friend Lee Barnett:

This was the challenge I issued on my blog some time ago: Reply with a title (maximum of four words) about which you’d like me to write a fast fiction of exactly 200 words, together with a single word you want me to include in the text of the tale.

Because I’m an infant, I gave him the title "Doctor Silence’s Last Romance" and the word rectal. Many of our mutual friends in the writing game went easier on him. This fine volume, which I got to handle and flick through last night, collects a hundred and eighty of Lee’s responses in fiction to these challenges, and will run you the local equivalent of six pounds fifty. You can go here to buy it. Go and look.


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