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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 multi-tasking.

The Fool Who Invented Kissing. Love, Crime, Humor,Mystery, Horror, Suspense in 55 words.55 word fiction (55-word fiction) like flash fiction, micro fiction and nanofiction, or nano stories, is a genre of short, short stories that allows only 55 words. Not 54. Not 56. Exactly 55. Scroll down to read a Shortie.

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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:

bulletLove Shorties (for Valentine's Day)
bulletShorties about Mom (for Mother's Day)
bulletChristmas Shorties
bulletScary Shorties (for Halloween)

What's A Shortie?

Can you imagine a satisfying story, with characters, setting, plot, crisis conflict and resolution all told in only 55 words? That’s exactly what Shorties deliver story after surprising story. To introduce you to these addictive little literary gems, here’s a Shortie about Shorties.

Count ‘em

"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 ain’t easy. 48, 49…
Damn, I’m short a word!"
"…55."                 

By Doug Long  E-mail: doug@douglong.com
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