Very short stories #6 – and a few tips

March was a pretty busy month for me—three conferences and an academic writing deadline—but I managed to keep up with all the Twitter #vss365 prompts in a timely fashion. For this post, in addition to a few very short stories,I'm sharing some thoughts on how I create them. Bear in mind I'm pretty new to … Continue reading Very short stories #6 – and a few tips

Very short stories #5

I had a lot of fun with my previous blog post on predatory publishing, and it was very tempting to write a follow-up. I'll keep that in reserve for later in the year, however—or maybe look at the similar phenomenon of predatory conferences. My very short stories have been accumulating, so here are nine from … Continue reading Very short stories #5

Very short stories #4

The first five of these eight stories have prompt words that are newly added to the dictionary. Images are from Wikimedia. HANGRY "Table 3's arguing," said Em. "Likely hangry." The chef sniffed. "Our cuisine isn't fast food." Em grinned. "Solid gold cutlery's a clue." The row escalated. The maître d' intervened. Sullen, the unfed diners … Continue reading Very short stories #4

Very short stories #3

Here's another week's worth of very short stories. The first five have a theme of heteronym. Images are from Wikimedia and Pixabay. Prompt: close Feet scuffed the pavement. She darted into the close, padding past torn food wrappers. Something growled. Panting, she speeded up. There! A closed door beckoned. She raced for it. As pursuit … Continue reading Very short stories #3