Check this WIRED article out - stories by science fiction and fantasy authors that are only 6 words long. Only Arthur C. Clarke refused to pare his work to six words. Go figure.
I challenge all writers reading this Blog (and anyone else who wishes to give this a try) to attempt writing their own six word story.
Plus: I've added a link to Natsuo Kirino. Her first English novel is entitled "Out" - a gritty noir-like novel about murder and mayhem in Tokyo. Her second English translated novel, Grotesque, is already out in Hardcover.
Her website has only basic information on her. You can find an English language interview with her here.
Sorry about the long wait between posts. Life just caught up with me. But I'm back.