November 2014 #MicroStory Collection

Posted: December 1, 2014 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’d tweeted during the month of November.


As a reminder, these represent story-essences composed using no more than 129 characters (so I could tweet them with the hashtag #MicroStory.)

Usually, I only tweet Science Fiction and Fantasy #MicroStories. November was pretty much no exception.

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 want to make it clear that @MicroSFF is *not* a Twitter account of mine. Their flash-fiction tweets are excellent. Mine are okay.)

The prince fell, shaking the Flying Swordsman’s blade uselessly. “Maybe it’s his sheathe,” he wondered, before the impact.

The Creator planned on getting some more creation done, but it was a lazy Sunday, and the Universe was on.

The municipal Robot Samaritans were loved at first. But no one likes being reminded how much they need help, *all* the time.

Criminals got the most usage out of the Samaritan robots. Eager to innocently help as lookouts, or contraband carriers, or whatever.

The road had been there for 100 years, unbroken & unchanging & smooth. It had not been there 100 years and a day before.

The Prince of Minstrels could only be found where no happy songs were sung, and was an average *musician* at best.

People (other than the chivalry) did well under the dragon’s rule. Fewer virgins died on average & it had progressive ideas.

The khan thought to send his raiders past the sleeping monster, in small groups, & not awaken it. The armed villagers approved.

The ruling: the defendant had no rights in regards to the stolen memories, but the memory of having them would be allowed.

Zombies, like water, tend to travel downhill. Why wander uphill? But there’s always a few that have to hike up the goddamn road.


© Patrick Sponaugle 2014 Some Rights Reserved

  1. inertialconfinement says:

    I love seeing your MicroStories on Twitter. I like the round-up idea. I’m not always on Twitter, so now I get view all the ones I miss. 🙂


  2. rizlatnar says:

    Thanks for following me, and I like your Microstories!


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