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100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less.
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A Man of Words by Giles Ward
The challenge appears on the surface an elementary one. At least for a thrice-published historical novelist it should be. He concedes there may be the sacrifice of some grammatical pleasantries; Some dropping of otherwise useful conjunctions; Some abortive phrases. And the occasional opening of sentences with an unconventional ‘and’, but that is only to be expected, he supposes. This is mammon from heaven for a man of words like he – the linguistic gymnast. Words are his thing. No, thing’s not right – his gift, his expression, his art. So, how difficult can it be to tell a story in just
The SHORT TALE 100 – OCTOBER 2016