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?