The Null Device

Upon waking, the dinosaur was still there

Guatemalan writer, Augusto Monterroso, has died at age 81. Monterroso, winner of Spain's Prince of Asturias literary prize, is credited with writing one of the world's shortest stories. El Dinosaurio (The Dinosaur) reads in its entirety: "Upon waking, the dinosaur was still there."

There are 2 comments on "Upon waking, the dinosaur was still there":

Posted by: Ritchie http:// Tue Feb 11 02:26:16 2003

You didn't excerpt that story. That's copyright violation :)

Posted by: Duncan J McKean http:// Tue Aug 5 15:13:52 2003

actually the story goes "Cuando desperto, el dinosaurio todavia estaba alli" but i won't hold it against you.