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Year of the Monkeys.

Short Fiction by the Infinite Monkeys chapter of the League of Utah

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There is a theory that says if you give typewriters to one hundred monkeys, and let them type for one hundred years, they will eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare. We decided to put that theory to the test - with a few minor modifications. We didn’t have one hundred monkeys - but we did have the membership of a League of Utah Writers chapter that calls itself “The Infinite Monkeys.” Most of them didn’t have typewriters, but worked on laptop or desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. And instead of one hundred years to perfect their prose, we gave them one year to get from blank page to published anthology. So while you won’t find any reproductions of Shakespeare here, what you will find are thirty-five short stories that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, and sometimes make you glad you don’t live in the unsettling worlds of the imagination. Featuring #1 Amazon bestselling author Michael Darling’s "Sailing on the Sands of Burning Tides," the award-winning stories, "What We Leave Behind" from Masha Shukovich, and "Stone Soup" from Leigh Saunders, together with a brand new story, "A Friend in Need," from the award-winning Caryn Larrinaga. Also includes stories by: Jenn Adams, Jenna Bowman, Scott Bryan, Julie Frost, Effie Graves, Joni B. Haws, Laurie Heath, Sariah Horowitz, Jonathan Humphries, Norm Jenson, Craig Kingsman, Gregory Lemon, C.H. Lindsay, Victoria Lisowski, Terra Luft, Anna Marasco, Justin C. Matthews, J.T. Moore, Jared Quan, Talysa Sainz, Rachael J. Sparks, P.A. Sterling, Jennie Stevens, Scott E. Tarbet, L.D.B. Taylor, Richard Timothy, Patrick M. Tracy, Heidi Voss, Johnny Worthen, Rashelle Yeates, and Daniel Yocom.



A true labor of love, Year of the Monkeys was a huge learning experience for the talented writers of my chapter. My own contribution is entitled COUNTING, and chimes in at a whopping 100 words. It'a poem of sorts though I called it a flash fiction and challenged myself to write with the utmost economy. I think I achieved it. 



Counting in Year of the Monkeys
Genre: Flash Fiction
Words: 100
Status: Now available at Amazon from Genre Writers Infinite Monkeys Corporation