My first-ever published story was microfiction, which is defined as a a very, very short story. How short? Generally 500 words or less.
I am now up to 10 published microfiction stories, with several more due out over the next few months. Check out my latest stories below!
Bad Kitty (Storytwigs, August 2021)
A cat ruins a party in this tale of accidental terror.
In Concert (100-Word Fiction, July 2021)
A pianist turns a birth defect into a fame-maker.
Exposing the Truth (Instant Noodles, July 2021)
A diver shows off more than just her backflip.
I joke that I’ve had so much success with microfiction because I don’t have time to write anything longer. When you have two young kids and a full-time day job, the struggle to find writing time is real!
But the truth is, I enjoy micro for its own sake. It’s a fun challenge to squeeze a whole story into a tiny word count. It’s great for readers, too, especially ones who read on their smartphone in five-minute chunks while waiting at the dentist’s office or in line at the grocery store.
Readers, what books or stories did you love this summer?
Hey Jen – I learned about your site from a redhead we both know! 🙂
I’m subscribed to your feed, and I have been submitting some microfiction of my own to one site, didn’t know about these.
Hi Mike! How’s life up north? That’s great that you’re writing micro stories. Which site did you submit to? Say hi to Tracy and the girls for me!
Hi Jen – I have submitted to Pres 53 – https://www.press53.com/53word-story-contest
Which reminds me I need to for this month… due in a couple of days!
Hugs to Bill and the girls…
Good luck Mike! I hope to see you published as Press 53’s next winner!