Based on an individual, short-short stories, which convey a universal phenomenon to the reader with a simple and striking language, meet the needs of modern times in literature under the influence of speed concept. Language, which is the core material of literature, is the most important means of conveying these short texts to the reader with a world of intensive meaning. Short-short stories reach a multi-layered meaning with proper use of linguistic indicators. The short-short story of Küçük İskender, Yazgının Ölçüsü, tells the loneliness and captivity that the modern day man experiences. In the story that shows at least two contradictions with the fewest words, the encirclement and the enlightenment of the mind, it is conveyed in a universal dimension how the world, in which the individual exists, leads to a dilemma by becoming a labyrinth. Yazgının Ölçüsü, which is about the helplessness of the individual who wants to get rid of his or her captivity, will be discussed within the themes of the "dilemma of the mind" and the "enlightenment of the mind" and the deep-layered linguistic indicators in the story will be analyzed.
Key Words: Freedom, Loneliness, Mind, Dungeon, Light