Leslie Kaufman on Today’s Short Story

Excerpt from the NY Times: Books:

Stories are also perfect for the digital age, [Amber Dermont] added, because readers “want to connect and want that connection to be intense and to move on.” That is, after all, what a short story is all about.

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“The generation of writers out of college in the last few years has been raised to engage with words like no generation before,” [Cal Morgan] said. “Our generation was raised on passive media like television and telephones; this generation has been engaged in writing to each other in text messages on a 24-hour basis. I think it has made them bolder and tighter.”

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