Narrative, a new journal, is aiming to be read on iPhones and iPads. This has set constraints on the stories published–notably their length–150 words.

Now I’m trying to remember the length of a drabble. 100 words? 80?

Very brief stories aren’t new. They are a challenge.

There is a submission fee. It doubles as a subscription fee.

I wonder how technology will impact the stories told in the next few years. As I’ve said earlier, I think shorter stories will benefit. But maybe it’s truer to hope everything will find its niche.