Thursday, August 29, 2019
SLAP-ON-THE-WRIST STORIES is a selection of tales controlled by numbers.
For example, 'Postcards From the Hedge' is told in 50 postcards from 50 different animals and each postcard is exactly 50 words long... 'Trouble with Drabbles' is a story made up of 100 stories each 100 words long... 'Only Sixty-Nine Whims Away' consists of 69 chapters each 69 words long... 'Ten of Our Trombones are Missing' consists of 66 chapters each 66 words long.
This book is therefore an example of OuLiPo writing.
The title of the book was suggested to me by fantasy writer James Bennett after I had expressed my enthusiasm for Kawabata's Palm-of-the-Hand Stories, one of my favourite short story collections of all time.
My book is available on Amazon and elsewhere in both paperback and ebook editions.
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