Double Nickels Month!

Tiny fiction!

Writing short fiction is nothing less than an art. Every word matters and every word counts. Anything superfluous gets deleted, and only the most important information stays.

This month, we’ll be investigating this art form with Double Nickels, which are 55-word short stories (the title isn’t included in the word count). While many Flash Fiction pieces are at minimum 100 words, Double Nickels are like the mini flash fictions, testing the limits of story even further. The haiku of the literary world, if you will. Some of us will also be writing about the art of writing short, giving tips and advice on how to do so. And at the end of the month, I’ll interview another Fictorian for your reading pleasure.

We hope you enjoy our short tales this month! Feel free to comment and play along if any of the stories inspire you!

Here’s some inspiration from Stephen King about writing short stories:

About Kristin Luna

Kristin Luna has been making up stories and getting in trouble for them since elementary school. She especially loves young adult literature, fantasy, Nic Cage, literary fiction, magical realism, and wouldn’t even be opposed to reading yeti erotica. She has written book reviews for Urban Fantasy Magazine, writes for this very blog your eyes are glued to at this very moment, and her short stories have appeared on Pseudopod and in anthologies about unicorns and dragons published by WordFire Press. She lives in San Diego with her husband Nic and eats way too much Taco Bell. Learn more about Kristin at her website

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