*A Defense of Minimalist Fiction in 100 words*

Minimalist style is ensconced in the short story. While the short story is hardly different from other forms, it is more concentrated, less broad with a lean feel. There’s a disparate rhythm that places it apart. The experience is different, not simple, but rough.  It displays a singular focus without extensive dialog or imagery. Conversations are sparse, leaving more unsaid than said – providing the reader room to expand the conversation. When done poorly, it lacks substance and character; seeming lazy and unconcerned. Minimalist fiction punches while the reader bobs and weaves; allowing the reader to be in the fight.