My New Passion: Microfiction

I’ve been writing a lot of microfiction lately. Some stories are 50 word, some 100, some 200-300 or so. And then I’ve also been writing flash, around 400-500 words. Here is one that was just published by Friday Flash Fiction. It is called “Bed of Roses” and is 100 words, which is essentially a short paragraph. In case you’ve never heard this, a 100 word story is called a drabble. Hope you enjoy this drabble.

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41 responses to “My New Passion: Microfiction

  1. Amy

    WOW! That says sooo much in just 100 words. Excellent! (I am much more comfortable reading and reacting to prose as opposed to poetry.)

  2. Well I didn’t see that coming!

  3. That was an interesting story. No common ground nor appreciation for the what the other gives. Sad.

  4. Fun to read! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Well done, Luanne.

    (I’m glad he didn’t behead her. 😉)

  6. Wow, that was powerful, Luanne! 👏🏻

  7. Ha, ha, ha. Read your drabble – you had me hooked – and then the twist at the end. Uh, oh. A new passion!!

    • Hahaha, thanks for reading it, Sheila! Yeah, I am enthralled with these small fictions. Anything as long as a short story these days tires me out, but these little fictions are as precise as poems and yet allow for telling a story. I guess in this way they remind me of prose poems or haibuns.

  8. I see you’re continuing on the slightly wicked theme! I’m usually too wordy for very short fiction, though I have written a few flashes.

    • Hahaha, yes, microfiction is turning me into something new! Practicing microfiction is really an interesting exercise. You want to leave some of the choice details, but obviously can’t use rich and lush description . . . .

  9. Oh, my! Shocking. I love it!!!!

  10. Good one Luanne. 😁

  11. Wow … that ending! How perfect 🙂 Congratulations, Luanne 🙂

  12. Very Stephen King-ish (and I mean that as a compliment). Quite fun to begin the week with your microfiction!

  13. Congratulations on the publication of your story, Luanne! I loved it. I’m developing an interest in writing microfiction as well. I have lots of little story ideas in various places that I haven’t been able to do anything with because they are just that–little.

  14. Haha. The cold dish of revenge…

  15. You’re a master!

  16. This is Brilliant!!!!!! I so want to be able to do this. I have been trying my hand at flash on and off, but it always falls flat. Today, reading this, I feel inspired to try again. So Good!!!!!

  17. Oh, Luanne! Excellent!!

  18. You have packed so much into that drabble, Luanne! Excellent job.

    • Thank you so much. It’s really fun to practice with dribbles (50 word) and drabbles. They are so compact that you have to get rid of all the excess while still leaving interesting details!

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