Monday Quoteday for Short Story Month

“My short stories are like soft shadows I have set out in the world, faint footprints I have left. I remember exactly where I set down each and every one of them, and how I felt when I did. Short stories are like guideposts to my heart…” ~Haruki Murakami

Monday Quoteday for Short Story Month

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t, and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.” ~William Faulkner

Monday Quoteday for Short Story Month

“Short fiction seems more targeted–hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Long fiction feels more like atmosphere: it’s a lot smokier and less defined.” ~Paolo Bacigalupi