Blog of note Letters of Note has a bite sized treat from sci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke: a 31-word short story called “siseneG”. As of March 1984, it was the only one he’d written in nearly 10 years. The tale, in its entirety:
And God said: DELETE lines One to Aleph. LOAD. RUN.
And the Universe ceased to exist.
Then he pondered for a few aeons, sighed, and added: ERASE.
It never had existed.
Head over to Letters of Note to see the handwritten note that accompanied the story. “I think you’ll agree,” Clarke said, “that they don’t come much shorter.” [Letters of Note, Image: Heritage Auctions]