This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access. Is very short fiction a renaissance or a reinvention? Are these stories defined by length, and what does a story require? V ery short fiction has many names, which vary by length of story and by country. I usually compare the novel to a mammal, be it wild as a tiger or tame as a cow; the short story to a bird or a fish; the micro story to an insect iridescent in the best cases.
19th Century Mexico
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He felt like a king, not because he had special privileges — but because he was conquering a new world. He felt that all his powers, once dissipated and wasted in St. Louis, were focused on a single goal — a new life in a new country. And this made him happy.
The Remarkable Reinvention of Very Short Fiction
This spring I enjoyed leisurely mid-afternoon breaks in the open-air lounge of a multimillion dollar, five-star hotel in Sanya along Yalong Bay on the island of Hainan. The chief allure of this ritual included the tranquility of neatly aligned palm tress that flanked a sizable meditation pool, which perfectly met the horizon of the soft, surging South China Sea. At the next table, an attractive, dark-haired woman in her late 20s dabbled at her sleek silver wireless MacBook Pro and knocked back some trendy Starbucks coffee in between a cell phone call or two. The four-day stay at the Mangrove Tree Resort on the South China Sea island of Hainan was more than idyllic; the experience was extraordinary. For travelers from Tokyo there is no direct flight to the international airport in Sanya on the southeastern coast of the island.
Katherine and her husband, James G. Dale, served the Mexican people for over forty years, where she built up an extended practice treating up to 18, patients per year ,  founded and built Dale Memorial Hospital, and founded the Mexican Indian Mission - which included schools for Indian girls and boys. She was the youngest of five siblings.