Welcome to 55 word fiction, a type of flash, micro, or nano
fiction, (flash-fiction,micro-fiction, nano-fiction), or short-short stories in
55 words.55-word stories to read between subway stops, or when you're
Shorties By Long is an ever-growing collection of 55-word short stories (based on the rules for 55 Word Fiction established by Steve Moss, Editor, New Times.) In a world of sound bites, 15-second commercials, music videos and high-speed PCs, Shorties are designed to deliver instant gratification to their readers.
Shorties lend themselves well to small-format gift books based on seasonal or subject themes. For example:
What's A Shortie?
Can you imagine a satisfying story, with characters, setting, plot, crisis conflict and resolution all told in only 55 words? Thats exactly what Shorties deliver story after surprising story. To introduce you to these addictive little literary gems, heres a Shortie about Shorties.
"1, 2, 3, 4 " "Whatcha doing?" "7, 8 Counting words. 11, 12 " "Numbers are words?" "They are in Shorties." "What are Shorties?" "55-word stories. 26, 27 " "What about hyphens?" "Two words." "How can you possibly tell a story in 55 words?" "43, 44 It aint easy. 48, 49 Damn, Im short a word!" " 55."
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