- Huffington Post
"Some are touching, some ring true, but most are laugh-out-loud funny."
- Seattle Times
"The book is a treasure-trove of fascinating exploration into the craft of language and storytelling."
- Summit Daily
"Story telling is his bag, pure and simple"
- Austin American Statesman
"The best of the stories might rival Hemingway's classic six word story in their descriptive brevity and their ability to tell a complete and affecting tale."
- Short and Sweet NYC
"Witty, well-crafted and always thought-provoking."
- Salt Lake Tribune
"Celebrating brevity, precision, and the art of subtle communication, author Sean Hill has crafted hundreds of engaging, evocative stories that conjure up an entire novel in a sentence or two."
"I watched you walk by in your high heels and short skirt. My friends whistled but all I could think about was when you used to be my Dad."
― from the book
“These are great! I'm hooked!” -- Rainn Wilson, actor, The Office
“These are the only tweets I have sent directly to my phone.” -- Dita Von Teese, actress and burlesque star
Sean Hill is a writer, speaker, and creativity consultant.
He was overexposed to a potent combination of Twilight Zone and Monty Python as a child. This lead him down a dark path from which he never fully recovered and bound him with a passion to storytelling.
Sean has spent much of his life combining creativity with work. Starting at age 19, he designed and programmed award-winning video games until he discovered improvisation, where ideas could be expressed as fast as they could be thought.
He is the Founder of the Hideout Theatre, the premier venue in Austin, Texas, for helping people expand their creativity through the study of improv comedy, storytelling, and the art of creating in the moment.
In 2009, Sean combined his love of writing and technology by creating @VeryShortStory, a Twitter feed where over 100,000 followers read the short stories he creates in 140-characters.
When not writing, Sean teaches creativity, communication, collaboration, and innovation, workshops to clients such as Motorola and the University of Texas MBA program.
Sean lives happily in Austin, Texas, with his wife, four children, and a lot of dogs. He can often be found performing improv comedy around town with his friends.