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I am usually long-winded and verbose, but I have dabbled in flash fiction.  Years ago I read a collection called The World's Shortest Stories of Love and Death, and at the time they had a way to send submissions.  Nothing came of it of course, but it was fun to force myself to write a story in 55 words of less.  Attempting to convey an idea in a limited number of words was both intriguing and challenging, and I was shocked to find how a compelling tale could be rendered with such minimalism.

Here are my shortest stories.  They were tweeted several months ago, but I was encouraged by my friend DarkStar016 to post more of my work here.


I was never the type to visit graves, but when mother calls you, you have to go.

The bride blushed. It went well with the blood smeared over her cheeks.

Corruption's lived in my blood before birth. The cure will make me a beautiful corpse.

The cat's eyes floated shelf level to disturb the darkness. I always forget to turn them off.

The shooting star made me smile. God knows enough of them have fallen on this scorched earth.

I slathered on sunscreen at the bright rise and layered on more at each following dawn.

Everyone thanks God for small favors but no one ever thanks THE god of small favors.

"You know Christmas takes place in the season of Advent."
"Yeah, but I didn't think this year would be the REAL one."

"Who thought replacing Valentine's Day with Second Halloween would be so disastrous?"
"Certainly not all these shambling corpse."

The footprints on the beach were always a lure, and the latest prey always left footprints.

We never heard the trees scream when we stripped off their bark, and they were deaf to ours in the same situation.

I'd finally earned my halo, tinted red as innocent blood.

Author's Note: I was introduced to the twitter account @MicroSFF, which is very short original sci-fi stories as written by British author O. Westin, by one of my favorite WordPress bloggers Patrick Sponaugle who was inspired by that to start tweeting such himself, which in turn inspired me to try my hand at it (the link leads to his latest Microstory post.  They're very good and I've retweeted quite a few of them), and I hope it will inspire some of you.  Since #microstory is used, the tale itself can only be 129 characters (so long as Twitter maintains its 140 character limit).
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Adrienne Brown
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United States
I'm a writer who hopes to be an author one day. Then I can change from a Hobbyist to a Professional and won't that be splendid.

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nothing-creative Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Student Writer
Thanks so much for the watch! I'm definitely adding you to my watch as well - you have a wonderful way with words, for sure. 
ash1rose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
*blushes* Definitely happy to follow you! I saw you mentioned in DarkStar016's journal entry and of course had to check out your profile. It was late so I only had time to glance at your writing, but I liked what I saw from brief look 😊
nothing-creative Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Writer
Yeah, I noticed you too - and that you'd commented on quite a few of their works as well, ha. I had intended to look at your page soon since your username kept popping up, but I've just had so much going on lately. I'm glad that my writing interests you! Yours is definitely worth reading. 
FuriaeTheGoddess Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Thanks for your watch and Llama^^ :huggle:
ash1rose Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sure! :happybounce:
SoraPaopu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Llama! ^___^
ash1rose Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
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Lesciel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav in my Vanille's Cosplay!!! :3…
ash1rose Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Certainly!  Thanks for the lovely cosplay!
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