Maybe it’s because I’m tall that I feel the Call of the Small.
Last week my students made textual assemblages, 3-D found object sculptures inspired by a text–their own or someone else’s. We had a little art exhibit.
We looked at Joseph Cornell‘s shadowboxes and talked about the appeal of creating an entire mini-world, of choosing what goes in, what stays out, what goes where.
This is how short stories, especially short short stories, work. A collection of things, a pleasing order, an enclosed world, mystery.