Micro fiction are unusually short stories, often shorter than 200 words. Typically they describe one scene or series of emotions. These stories are easy to read, and leave impacts on the reader faster.
Fifty word stories (also called Dribbles.) A specific type of micro fiction holds a stronger restriction to drive the writer into “every word matters” mindset.
Here in Steemit there's a challenge that is going on, that is writing #fiftywords short stories. Currently the weekly challenge is being managed by @jayna after @miniature-tiger moved on to his next project.
I took part in this challenge infrequently in the last few months. I wanted to have eBook version of my entries for a while now, since I noticed how disorganized my stories are as posts. And I love PDF files... Who doesn't?
Fifty Words Collection
All the stories in this book are around fifty words in length. Each story is inspired by a one word prompt. Though in the case of this book, four of them are different takes on the same prompt.
The stories explore various themes like hope, loss, nostalgia and love. Some stories have humorous feel while others are outright tragic.
The download/destination page of the link above might change along with updates.
This is the Alpha edition of the book, it's meant to gain feedback so I hope you give me your opinion, and the opinion of the people you know if possible.
Stories In The Book
In addition to to brief introduction to micro-fiction, I included most of my entries to the challenge. Here are the links of stories on Steemit:
- Mother's Last Chocolate
- Broken by Avalanche
- Patched Smaller
- One for All
- Big Fat [Space]
- Ages Apart
- Galaxy News!
- She Loved B Movies
- "Stay safe, Papa."
- A "Hi" That Was Never Said"
- Dead Lands Never Bloom
One entry I purposefully didn't include is Flames of the Mist as it's a fan-fiction, and is better read along with my other related posts on steemit.
Difference between the eBook and Steemit Posts
- My #fiftywords steemit posts usually contain 'cover images.' Stories in book aren't pictured, allowing for a bigger room to imagination.
- There are no "Author Comments" in the book version, as most of the ones I wrote were only relevant to the time period of their posting.
- On steemit I always reference my other posts. In the book version I kept references to minimum.
- The posts are intended to be read & discussed on Steemit. While the book is intended to be platform-free. Depedning on the feedback I'm willing to make different file types available.
Need Readers Feedback
This is my first anthology book and it was solo effort, I need as many opinions as possible about everything. The presentation: including the page setup and the font I chose (Georgia.) Which story do you like best, and I'd be grateful if you ordered all the twelve from the best to the worst.
and not claim as your own.
Please respect the effort in this.
A Special Thanks To
Hope I write more and better ones in the future.