As your grandparents have already informed you, Augusto Monterrosso, the Guatemalen author of the world's shortest story, has passed on. I only learned of his story "The Dinosaur" posthumously, but it's very beautiful. Here it is, reprinted in its entirety:
Upon waking, the dinosaur was still there.
I don't claim his facility for economy of language, as evidenced by most of the material on this site, but I found that exercise so clean that I've decided to honor his life's work on this site. For the rest of the year, every Tuesday will be Very Short Story Day on tremble.com. (i will surely forget in three weeks, so please remind me. cutest reminder gets a bartlett pear.) My inaugural entry is titled, "The Divorce."
"Do you - " she asked.