Remick and Ray Interview with Max Detrano February 27th, 2014 Read the interview. Why write short stories? The short story remains (like jazz) a distinctly American art form. The short story, like the poem, has soul. It exists entirely on its own vibe. It reverberates around a single note. It has a rhythm and a style. There is very little room for error. And yet, like jazz, there is lots of room for improvisation. I am not one of those people who think short stories are a lesser art form to the novel. Short does not imply easy! Nor does it imply inferior. It is simply a different kind of animal. If I can hold a reader wholly absorbed for up to twenty pages, and present images they won’t soon forget, I think that’s a pretty marvelous accomplishment.
"I can't believe that,"said Alice. "Can't you?" the Queen said ina pitying tone. "Try again; draw a long breath, and shut your eyes."