Legacy (Ten Word Story)

in fiction •  7 months ago

Allie touched her belly. He left something behind after all.

Photo by Camila Cordeiro on Unsplash

This little slip of microfiction is my entry to @chronocrypto's Very Short Story Contest. Thank you ,@diebitch, for sharing this contest. I also owe huge thanks to @bex-dk for encouraging me to enter it. I didn't think I was able to, but then again, I never expected to be able to even get a story into fifty words the first time I tried microfiction.

I guess we can often do more than we believe.



If you would like to read some of my work, feel free to have a look around on my off-Steem blog page by clicking the banner. My library there contains all of the pieces I’ve written since starting my blockchain adventure.

As a writer, finding the right community–the right tribe–makes all the difference.

For me, that’s the INKubator. I’m one of the admins there, and I have to say I’ve never been more proud of something I helped build, than I am of the INKubator.

We help each other improve, lovingly drown each other’s drafts in red ink, and help each other brainstorm.

But we’re more than a writing club. We’re a family. We root for each other as we submit pieces for various publication venues.

We cheer and join in victory dances when a piece is accepted.

We support each other through the disappointment of the inevitable rejections.

We hang out, playing as hard as we work, and from the madness of our conversations, more stories are born.

As a community, we span the globe, with members from Asia, Australia, Europe and the US, so chances are there will be someone there if you should decide to drop in.

If we’re quiet, that’s because we’re writing.

If you love writing, we’d love to meet you!

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This is just so simple and beautiful. Right up there with Hemingway's example


That really is high praise. Thank you, @diebitch

Just letting you know that I am following you based on the following; https://dlive.io/video/anomadsoul/a729d820-41ba-11e8-836a-b9befc1a6029

If you ever sing again, I would love to hear it. Your voice is just perfect!


Wow. Thank you.

I've done a few audio projects, like songs and audiostories but you'd have to scroll waaaaay back on my profile to find them. I guess it's time I did another. No promises when, though. :-)


I looked back into your audio past. Loved all your songs, but "Samson" stood out. Your costars had small parts but were an invaluable addition to some of your videos, especially Mad about you. Will be watching and waiting.

I like it Tiny. Good job! :)


Thank you. I figured out the trick to microflash pieces thanks to exercise 6 in the Writers Workout. But I made the mistake of writing a micro version first (34 words) and it was really hard to flesh it out into a full short story. This one is actually the third version around the same theme.

Very touching. I love writing too. I love family values. Love Legacies.


Thank you for your kind comment. What sort of things do you like to write?


I mostly do blogging as of late. I like to share what I am thinking. I like to share what I hear in the news. I write about my dreams. I keep a journal of shows and films I watch. I write social commentary on current global events.