Monday, April 23, 2007

Brevity At Its Best

As writers, we’re always told that an economy of words is most effective. This highlights what I mean:

A college class was told they had to write a short story using as few words as possible. The story had to contain the following criteria:

  1. Religion
  2. Sexuality
  3. Mystery

The A+ student out of the entire class wrote:

“Good God, I’m pregnant; I wonder who did it.”


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