Worlds in Small

Words in Small, by John Robert Colombo

Worlds in Small

by John Robert Colombo


  • Autumn 1993
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-15-9
  • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Trade Paperback, 98 pages
  • Short Stories

Worlds in Small comprises the world’s first collection of minimalist short stories, with a long preface and brief commentaries by the “master gatherer,” John Robert Colombo. Each miniature is less than fifty words. Believe it or not, a few have no words at all. Through the magic of minimalism, we watch as something/everything comes of nothing.

“It’s hard to sort out which is the more enjoyable aspect of this collection: the short stories themselves, or Colombo’s scholarly explications de texte . . . Fun stuff.”
— Eve Drobot, The Globe and Mail

“The searchings of John Robert Colombo are significant and profound.”
— Andrei Voznesensky

“John Robert Colombo is a national treasure.”
— Spider Robinson