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I always preferred short stories when I was young. They suited my attention span better. I liked science fiction, and short stories were plentiful, mainly in old second hand books that could be found very cheaply – another bonus. Generally, the shorter the story, the more I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure how extreme I’d have gone.

The idea of microfiction (see the Wikipedia article) is to tell a story in a very short form – usually around 300 words.

Well, Allison at Slow Burn Productions has taken the idea to an even more extreme level. He’s mixed the idea of microfiction with Twitter, to come up with Twitter Fiction. Twitter is intended for very short updates to say what you’re doing at any time, and your Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters.

At the time of writing, the idea has only just launched, and there’s only one piece of fiction there, so you need to write something before there’s much to read. The question is, are you creative enough to cram a story into 140 characters? I’m not sure I’m up to the challenge, but you can do it, can’t you?

  • Twitter Fiction – see the latest fiction, and find out how to submit your own.

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