Nice Shooting At A Moving Target

"...a knifeóstrongly made, well balanced, and with an absolute minimum of moving parts. -Michael Swanwick

"...looking through a keyhole. A novel is a 360-degree panoramic window. -Matthew Klam
"...something you could do in a fit of passion...Writing a novel is more like a marriage. -Mary Morris
"...a weekend guest, [and] a novel is like a divorced relative staying with you. -Lev Raphael"

What is a short story like? Right after she quotes a vivid assortment of writers' metaphors, Cup of Chicha rolls out some persuasive arguments that call into question writers'--or anyone's--ability to explain short stories conclusively.

What, I wonder, too hungry at the moment to Google, are the analogous metaphors for understanding short films?

A short story is like... [cup of chicha]
"short film is like" [Google]

Since 2001 here at, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting that time.

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