A story in 6 words- that is what a nanotale is.
The classic example given is Hemmingway's "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Well, didn make any sense to me.My favourite is Margret Atwood's "Longed for him. Got him. Shit."
There was a time when i was totally smitten by nanotales. Whatever i thought i wud try to cram it up in 6 words ; articles and propositions often ended up as martyrs. A few more from the human species wont hurt ; )
"I dont want to be understood"
"Different people. Different dreams. Different nightmares"
"I tried hard, but it rained"
"I doubted myself, I embraced solitude"
"Emotional blackmail-backbone of a relationship"
"Solitude replaced lonliness,I learned to live" (I can count alright)
"Life - an interesting game of probabilities"
Well the "nanotale phase" didn last long, much to my relief(frankly speaking). Its not much fun when you start counting the number of words everytime you think or speak.
But brevity has its own charms (wow! one more to my collection) .
Monday, May 7, 2007
My friend had to buy a book. And that took me to a few bookshops yesterday. And that same old feeling..So many books out there waiting to be read.I wish i had all the time and money in the world.
And seeing the long and impressive list of books in blogger and orkut profiles dont help at all.
Well the only solution i see is marry a bookstore owner :)