Today I’d like to point you in the direction of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Babycakes’. I’ve not been able to find a version you can read, but you can listen to the master reading it here or, if you’d rather, you can see it as a comic strip here.
Babycakes does one of the things I think all great stories need to do: it is EXACTLY the right length. And its shape is about perfect too.
And I love the sentiment. Enjoy. And let me know what you think.
And I should add – Dan Powell is doing exactly the same thing over on his blog. Check him out. He knows his onions. AND his stories.