This is the only short story I've written in ten years or so.
I think you'll agree that they don't come much shorter.
(Signed, 'Arthur C Clarke')
21 Mar 84
(Appearing in Analog, ? 1984)
© Arthur C Clarke 1984
Arthur C Clarke
And God said: DELETE lines One to Aleph. LOAD. RUN.
And the Universe ceased to exist.
Then he pondered for a few aeons, sighed, and added: ERASE.
It never had existed.
From Letters of Note.