BY JAN HAAG

POETRY + MUSIC + TEXTILE ART + TRAVEL + ESSAYS + FICTION

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO







CYBER BYTES

Short Short Forms


33 in 66 -- Cyber Bytes

33 in 99 -- Character Bytes

33 in 133 -- Indra's Net




INTRODUCTION AND INDEX




Having almost completed my Poetic Forms Used In English project, I was thirsting for a little prose and, being a failing novelist -- my memory doesn't last that long anymore -- I thought I'd have a go at some short short forms! Living in the age of the Sound Byte, the Photo Op, and other instantaneous forms, I thought it would be fun to see how short one could be.

In addition, that which you can write in a single session, perceive in a single glance, think in a single thought, so to speak, is a delightful way to hone one's bones.

During the writing of the following 33 stories, 33 characters, 33 blood relations, I tried many experiments. But enjoy them first. Later on I may tell you a bit more about the subcutaneous delights indulged in in some of them.

They are -- stories, characters, relations -- posted in the order they were written. In addition they are indexed alphabetically by name, see below. The 33 Blood Relations of Indra's Net have not yet been posted.

Jan Haag
May 1, 2000
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington





ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF STORIES



CYBER BYTES -- 33 STORIES IN 66 WORDS


#11, Balance Sheet

#6, The Better Half

#32, Blue Moon

#2, Camouflage

#29, Cat Questions

#7, Change of Heart

#14, The Coin's Other Side

#18, The Choosing

#28, Companions

#13, Convictions

#15, The Daughter

#16, Destiny

#19, Dispossessed

#10, Doris

#21, Drug Culture

#20, Essence

#30, Fiction

#33, Finale

#8, Ghost Story

#22, Going

#5, Grace

#9, High Wire Act

#17, The Kharosthi Dagger

#12, Maybelle's Murder

#31, No Points For Trying

#24, Orbits

#26, Oriental Rug

#1, The Seduction of Jessica

#25, Shaktipat

#23, Siren's Song

#27, Sprint

#3, The Tall Trees of Weir

#4, The Training




CHARACTER BYTES -- 33 PEOPLE IN 99 WORDS


#8, Alam's Debut

#17, Angelica

#10, Apples and Oranges

#13, Arabella

#21, Black Beauty

#15, Broken Rules

#7, Charisma

#27, Clea

#23, Comet

#22, Composer

#29, Ernestine

#28, Friends

#1, Gaucho

#24, HHH II

#9, Last Laugh

#4, Last Rites

#25, Melissa's Mountains

#2, Metamorphosis

#6, Middle Voice

#19, Nobel Guru

#31, Octavio

#16, Pitch Burning

#33, The Quark

#14, Redhead

#5, Refraction

#11, Sea Anemone

#12, Sea Anemone II

#20, Soaps

#30, Solution

#26, Stanzia's Novel

#32, Sven

#3, Transformation

#18, Waukeen







CYBER BYTES, 33 IN 66

CHARACTER BYTES, 33 IN 99

Introduction to The Short Forms

COMING SOON

INDRA'S NET, BLOOD RELATIONS, 33 IN 133

LAND BYTES, 33 IN 166

FRIENDLY BYTES, 33 IN 199






Copyright © 2000 through 2015 Jan Haag
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jjhaag@gmail.com






BY JAN HAAG


POETRY + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + ESSAYS + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO



21st CENTURY ART, C.E. - B.C.,

A Context