BRILLIANT O. Thomas comment on the SHORT STORY


July 18, 2015 by Gary Fuller

“I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.

Here it is.

Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.

There is no Rule 2.”

– O. Henry


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