List of literary works shorter than their titles

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  • Edward Wellen, "If Eve had failed to conceive": 0
  • Edward Wellen, "Why Booth did not shoot Lincoln": 0
  • Ekāká¹£araprajñāpāramitā: 1 letter [the letter A; this is a (Tibetan) Buddhist scripture, presumably the shortest scripture in the world]
  • Forrest J. Ackerman, "Atomigeddon 2419 AD": 2 words ["The end", maybe?]
  • Duane Ackerson, "The sign at the end of the universe": 3 words ["That's all, folks", perhaps? Or is that 4 words?]
  • Roger Deeley, "The shortest SF story ever told": 3 words


  • Jakubowski & Edwards, The Complete Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy Lists, Granada, 1983, pages 202f
  • Conze, The Prajñāpāramitā Literature, Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente, Rome, 1956