The Meta-Drabble

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The Meta-Drabble

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 am

I try to leverage the reader's knowledge to make simple stories more complex. In "Cosmic Horror" knowledge about Buddhism makes the story work.

It's like linking a library to a computer program.

For example, printf("%s\n","Hello World") requires the stdio header file and library.

Without the necessary references programs crash. Likewise a drabble can crash if the reader doesn't have the right cultural references.

But with the references much can be said with few words.

I wonder if it's possible to write a meta-drabble about cultural references in drabbles.


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Re: The Meta-Drabble

Post by tunabee » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:23 am

If K&R wrote Drabbles...

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