I've started working on the 'Hint Fiction' anthology animations. I decided to use Robert Swartwood's story first because he put the anthology together, but also because I thought this one was hirarirous. I was going to draw an old senile tooth fairy bumping into the walls, but then about half way through the animation I decided to give the narrator dementia instead. I think that is why I am so excited about this series. Hint Fiction is defined as a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story. There seems to be an almost endless amount of ways I can tell the story because there are so many options.
I was at a birthday party in Brooklyn and I told someone what I was doing and she said that I should look up these 25 word stories. I emailed Robert Swartwood and he emailed his tribe of writers and had them leave emails. So for the next two weeks we'll be doing stories from the anthology, read by the writers.
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, published by W. W. Norton and available wherever books are sold. Contributors include:
Jenn Alandy, Nick Arvin, Samuel Baldwin, Max Barry, Kirsten Beachy, L. R. Bonehill, Ryan W. Bradley, Gary A. Braunbeck, William Brazill, Yvonne Brockwell, Jeremy D. Brooks, Randall Brown, Ken Bruen, Stace Budzko, James Burt, Frank Byrns, Ron Carlson, Jonathan Carroll, John Cashman, Adam-Troy Castro, Douglas Clegg, Danielle Combs, Chris Compson, John Connors, Hannah Craig, Brian Crawford, Blake Crouch, Kirk Curnutt, Tara Deal, Gay Degani, Nicky Drayden, Stephen Dunn, Stuart Dybek, David Erlewine, Camille Esses, Merrilee Faber, Nada Faris, Jamie Felton, James Frey, Janet E. Gardner, Roxane Gay, Shanna Germain, Tess Gerritsen, Bill Graffius, Charles Gramlich,Val Gryphin, Jennifer Haddock, Jane Hammons, Ann Harleman, Bruce Harris, Donora Hillard, David Hirsch, Robin Hollis, Kevin Hosey, Eric Hsu, Gregg Hurwitz, Ben Jahn, Ha Jin, Jason Jordan, David Joseph, Michael Kelly, Jack Ketchum, Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath, Christina Kopp, Minter Krotzer, Joe Lansdale, Don Lee, Min Jin Lee, Rachel Lopez, Sarah Lyons, K. J. Maas, Nick Mamatas, Lewis Manalo, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Michael Martone, Natalie McNabb, David Miller, Sarah P. Miller, Ty Miller, John Minichillo, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Christoffer Molnar, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Rose Rappoport Moss, Barry Napier, Joyce Carol Oates, Brendan O’Brien, Daniel A. Olivas, Will Panzo, Edith Pearlman, Benjamin Percy, Sophie Playle, Jason Rice, Samuel Rippey , Katrina Robinson, Jenifer Rosenberg, Jess Row, Robin Rozanski, Kathleen A. Ryan, Marcus Sakey, Joe Schreiber, Jessa Slade, Noel Sloboda, Andrea Slye, Kelly Spitzer, Agnieszka Stachura, J. J. Steinfeld, Peter Straub, Jake Thomas, Bob Thurber, Jade Walker, Ben White, Amber Whitley, Sue Williams, F. Paul Wilson, Robley Wilson, Mercedes M. Yardley, Mabel Yu, J. Matthew Zoss
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