Creative Writing: the One-Page Novel
The following creative piece is an assignment given to me at Naropa by none other than Andrei Codrescu. The assignment was: a one-page novel. There were also several items/themes, etc. we were supposed to include (sorta like the 24-hour film fest here in Boulder): um, let’s see if I remember what they were… 1) a diverse cast; 2) a character missing a limb; 3) fast food; and…I think that was it. Also, it could be no more than one page long and it had to be a novel, not a short story, etc. Here ’tis. It’s called LAST KNIGHT. ~Jenn
Sir Archibald the One-Legged sat at his favorite table, cupping a pewter tankard in his hand. The tankard was empty, for the fifth time in the last hour. Sir Archibald considered ordering another.
The inn was called The Leaping Ox. He didn