Monday, February 01, 2016

Reader's Diary #1255- Sean Hill: unnamed

Sean Hill runs a Twitter account called "Very Short Story." As you can guess, each story is less than 140 characters. Nonetheless, if you're a fan of microfiction, he does it well and has gained a lot of followers in the process. He's also published many of his quick tales in a hardcopy book.

I picked today's short story, about a lonely ant-loving man, not because it stood out as a particularly great or terrible example, but simply as it was his most recent and does, nonetheless, represent what he does. There's an honest-to-goodness character there; one you immediately make judgements about and sympathize. He's given a backstory that has had repercussions on his present. There's even a setting. All within such a short space!

I encourage you to check out more from his Twitter feed while you're there.

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Microfiction indeed! I have a hard time writing a standard statement on Twitter, let alone a short story. Great find!