From here you can access the following short stories or long notes, in alphabetical order (apart from the definite or indefinite article):
  • But What Are You?
    A short short story without any swearing
  • The Curse of Ham Street
    A short short story/play about a discourtesy in the Noah District (with the shortest sentence ever written in English literature)
  • A Derailment in the Rockies
    A 'waiting story' on the occasion of a derailment in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Fall Day
    A series of chance events on one day in one person's life against the background of an old culture that has 'fallen' and a new one that has emerged
  • Francis Preaching to the Animals
    a narrative poem, long enough for a 'short story' (almost 250 lines), in which animals do listen to the Word of God
  • Knightie
    This story of one sentence is too short to deserve a special document. It can be found below
  • Lovers' Comments from the Dark Ages
    Ever heard one of your contemporaries say that they were glad they did not live in 'the Dark Ages'? Now why not give some voice to the people from those days!
  • Orange Hotchpotch
    Listen to the Dutch Radio One and laugh or cry.
  • Oscar Wilde's Last Letter to Alfred Douglas
    A short short story in which fiction dovetails with fact and fact with fiction

    Quentin (Q) and Andrea (A) are two English-speaking expatriates living in the Northern Netherlands. They discuss various topics. At the moment the following sketches are available (in chronological order):
  • Rainbow Straightened Out
    Our Moscow correspondent calls it "Russian Rainbow Extinguished"
  • A Sparrow in Northumbria
    More of a long note than a short story. And on top of that it may be neither about the brownish little bird nor about one land in particular

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    among which:

    • It is one thing to convert, and quite another thing to convince — the reader, for instance! And who has been converting whom anyhow?

  • What Shall We Call the Child?
    If it had been long and sugary, it could have been a popular Christmas tale, but it is not. Instead, it is short and funny, albeit with serious overtones

a story of one sentence

Once upon a time there was a tall, dark and handsome young man who was dubbed Knightie by the monarch herself one night, but her ladies-in-lurking, who feared his lording it over their mistress, because they would rather see her queening it over him, betrayed the poor fellow, after which he was sentenced to a hundred and one years' imprisonment, a time to be wholly served in a gaol for male homosexual republicans.

Vincent van Mechelen, 54.LSW

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