The more I read very short works of fiction, the more I like them. Janet Reid offers challenges to write a story no longer than 100 words which require the writer to use five words she selects. Daily Science Fiction is an online magazine of short stories with a large collection of pieces in the 100-500 word range. And what writer isn’t inspired by, or at least impressed with the six-word story attributed, possibly incorrectly, to Ernest Hemmingway?
For me, these ultra-short works are often thought provoking, and provide inspiration and ideas. Ultra-short works also force the writer to generate prose that is very tight. A skill, as you see, I need to hone.
Your challenge today is to write a piece of ultra-short fiction.
200 words or less, any genre, any theme, any topic
Post your story in the comments below; enter as often as you wish, no purchase required, regular contest rules apply.
Entries due by 5:00 P.M. EST on Friday 9/26.
That’s it. real simple.
Go forth and flash!
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