November #MicroStory Collection

Posted: December 1, 2013 by patricksponaugle in Flash Fiction, Writing
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It’s December, so I went through my social media feeds and grabbed all the MicroStories I tweeted during the month of November. As a reminder, these represent story-essences composed in 140 characters (so I could tweet them with the hashtag #MicroStory.)

I should have been working on a novel, since it was NaNoWriMo. I needed NaNoWriMoTime.

For really great #MicroStory action, please follow @MicroSFF, the twitter account that inspired me to participate in this minimalist writing exercise. That feed puts out great science fiction and fantasy MicroStories all the time.

  • I was dealing with reports on three robicides, when the chief introduced me to my new partner.
    My new human partner.
    I’m in 7734
    #MicroStory
  • The witch was surprised.
    “Just because I’ve guarded this tomb for years doesn’t mean I’m a demon. It just means I’m reliable.”
    #MicroStory
  • Gently, the wizard touched the sealed lid of the huge urn.
    “They call it a dragon egg,” he muttered.
    “It’s much, much worse.”
    #MicroStory
  • Dragons only live for weeks while awake, but can sleep forever. While they sleep they dream. They dream of being human.
    #MicroStory
  • “My parents just don’t understand that I don’t need to be in a committed long-term relationship with a robot.”
    #MicroStory
  • I’m a photosynthetarian, I don’t eat meat, vegetables, or grains. Except in the winter.
    I should really move south.
    #MicroStory
  • The demon said it’d grant me three wishes. I told it I wished for zero wishes, and then its head exploded.
    #MicroStory
  • She aimed at 1 of the 3 orcs by the campfire, but her sister motioned for her to halt.
    “Those are Gnarly’s angels”, she warned.
    #MicroStory
  • I set down the article detailing the excavation of the tomb and started jotting down names.
    Time to earn my curse retainer fee.
    #MicroStory
  • The Witch-King regarded the freshly-brewed potion. Once drunk, he would be invulnerable, immune to pain.
    He drank.
    And died.
    #MicroStory
  • The dog relaxed as the cat explained: the child is having a nightmare.
    Go to sleep & hunt, the dog said.
    I’ll be here with you.
    #MicroStory
  • Tor fought & killed dozens of elves but Anak fought & let dozens live.
    All orcs agreed that Anak was braver & Tor merely wiser.
    #MicroStory
  • Both kings considered the same suggestion from their court-demons: to unleash a magical first strike before the other did.
    #MicroStory
  • On a whim, the king selected a commoner to sit upon the throne & rule for a day.
    That was the last time the king had *that* whim.
    #MicroStory
  • The 1st thing the Gammas did upon meeting the astronauts was to offer the secret of FTL drives.
    The humans foolishly accepted.
    #MicroStory

Thanks for reading, some of my friends have surprised me with backstories and odd interpretations of some of the above flash-fiction snippets. That always makes my day, and makes it super-worthwhile for me. If you have any comments, I’d love to hear them.

Best regards,

Pat

© Patrick Sponaugle 2013 Some Rights Reserved

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