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Pithiness is next to godliness

Most of my core beliefs are written on napkins, but not my certainty that we can say more with less.

 

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For example, the shortest story I’ve ever written:

EMPTY NEST (49 words)

She lies on the bed, braced for the obligatory bi-monthly marital relations. He joins her immediately – no need to lock the door anymore with both kids at college. She gives and receives a chaste kiss, a fond smile. Closing her eyes, she thinks about George Clooney. So does he.