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Why 55?

Published May 16, 2016 in LA Stories , On Writing - 0 Comments
Brainchild of New Times founder, Steve Moss A hard ten in craps. Pair of fives. An equilateral triangle. Semiprime and a Fibonacci number. 5 times 11, my favorite digits. (Being born on 11/22) Perfect size for a complete and curious yarn. The beauty isn't only what you write... But also what you don't.

This is a 55 word story explaining why I’m so fascinated by 55 word stories. A kind of meta exploration into the idea.

Brainchild of New Times founder, Steve Moss

A hard ten in craps.

Pair of fives.

An equilateral triangle.

Semiprime and a Fibonacci number.

5 times 11, my favorite digits.

(Being born on 11/22)

Perfect size for a complete and curious yarn.

The beauty isn’t only what you write…

But also what you don’t.

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Tried to succinctly explain why I like this sub-genre of flash fiction so much.

55 Word stories are a convention, like Haiku.

In a chaotic world, it sometimes nice to have order.

I don’t have to remember how many words to write.

It’s always 55.

Of course, in time, I’ll be forced to make exceptions.

I promise to always let you know when I do.