Welcome to the Microfiction section of this nook. Here the works will be under 500 words. if you are looking for something longer, try the Short Stories page, or if you are looking for something that is a little different look at the Six-Sentence Stories.
I am a bit behind this week, so this one is pulling double duty as a response to the invisible ink challenge of “Write a story about visiting a planet.”, and the Weekly Friday Picture prompt from The Writer’s Mess on the image below. Join Maggie as she steps onto a new world, and sees … Continue reading Uninhabited
This was a 250 word piece for The Writer’s Mess Friday Picture Prompt Challenge, based on the picture below. This one is another sci fi, this time about sending out a ship to start life on a new planet. My goal was to make this a little lighter that the upcoming Six Sentence story, but … Continue reading Rebirth
This was for the Weekly Invisible Ink Challenge, and the prompt “Your first time seeing a large animal as a child”. I took an experience I have been told happened when I was a child from an early zoo visit, and put my own spin on it. I found this one really hard, child POV … Continue reading A Ginormous Pig
Bonus entry because I forgot to post this on Monday! This story is based on the city image below, which I interpreted as a city flying through space. I tried to get as much of a feeling for the city as I could into 250 words, and you can read about Sienna, who has to … Continue reading The Toss of a Coin
This was written for Flashfiction February on my discord server. I went with the 100 word target, and the challenge was dialogue only. In this case I went with the idea of something between a Djinn, Rumplestiltskin, and a Faerie, and getting what you asked for. As many of us know, you have to be … Continue reading Getting What You Asked For
This was an experimental piece on setting tone in a story, I wanted to convey the feeling of recovery after a long convalescence, and not quite sure if I managed it. I will let you all be the judge of that. Heavy curtains hung on every window, letting out only the tiniest slivers of sunshine … Continue reading Recovery
This was based a little upon my own discovery of revenge bedtime procrastination, an ADHD meme from Tumblr, and just some overall irritation at someone I know using the term functional until I felt more than a little violent. It was one thing to discover that others deliberately stayed up to late to get time … Continue reading Night Owl
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