'Brevity is the soul of wit.'
- Shakespeare's Hamlet
Short attention spans and all that. We don't always have the time or inclination to read, let alone write, 3,000-word treatises on even the most fascinating of subjects, much as we love them when we do.
'Omit needless words.'
- Strunk's Elements of Style
Sometimes we want to be intrigued and entertained, and then move on. So we want you to tell us most of the really interesting things there are to say about a subject, in around one hundred to five hundred words; or tell us a good story in a few short lines.
'There is value in short writeups.'
- BlueDragon's May 20, 2002
Please don't bother telling us about things which are already well-covered here, unless it's to correct a drastic lack of lede. Give us snappy, well-crafted prose which tells us things we didn't know, but will be glad to learn, or which just moves us. Do it now. You will be rewarded.
Please let one of us know when you post something for the Quest, so we can give you the appropriate credit, and any deserved rewards.