Short short fiction


Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words and is said to have called it his best work:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”




A Feast for the Eyes, by Yoshio Tsuchiya




  When arranging food in a shallow dish, the arrangement should rise above the rim like a mountain above the clouds.


In a deep bowl, the food should come to just below the edge to suggest cedars reaching from a valley.



A Feast for the Eyes: The Japanese Art of Food Arrangement, by Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kodansha International, p. 41