September 14, 2009

Shot Glass Stories and other Monday stuff.

Sophie Playle, a fellow denizen of Critters Bar, recently got it into her head that it would be a good idea to publish a selection of 200 word stories culled from the weekly challenge that we have been holding on our little workshop site for a couple of years now. As it turns out, she was right (well, we think so anyway) and the result is Shot Glass Stories, a compendium of short stories told in (or within) two hundred words.

You can get it as a free download here on Lulu, or if you like the old-fashioned feel of a book in your hands and print in front of your eyes, you can buy a copy for a very modest price.

If you’d like to spend a few minutes reading a fine piece of writing that will stay with you, read this wonderful story , by Quin Browne, a capital writer who rarely uses them, and who makes Six Sentences a place I should really get back to more often. That old thing about Time speeding up as your life unspools…? It’s true.

And now, because I’ve had this song stuck in my head for days…


  1. "recently got it into her head that it would be a good idea to publish a selection of 200 word stories"

    - what was I thinking?!


    Thanks for linking to my blog, too.

  2. My pleasure. As with most creative ideas of that sort, it's the follow-through that counts. You should try film-making for those what was I thinking? moments!

  3. This is a great idea. Well done for getting out there and doing it both. I'll read through the pdf soon and try to share it for you.

  4. Thanks Barry. Feedback is always welcomed. So are new members at Critters Bar, if you're interested... ;)