Microfiction

Microfiction: short fiction of a few hundred words or less.

Every day there is a new microfiction assignment. Try this to improve your creativity and to cultivate the discipline of writing.

(Feel free to suggest new subjects, topics, characters, genres, themes, and twists.)

Assignment 20170626

Given the character of a body builder, write a story in the magical reality genre, using the subject a retelling of a conversation and the theme pure amusement. If you feel extra creative, add another genre of your choice.

Your word limit is 55 words.

Assignment 20170625

Given the character of your grandparents, write a story in the romance genre, using the subject a character description and the theme a "just so" story. If you feel extra creative, write only one sentence at a time.

Your word limit is 425 words.

Assignment 20170624

Given the character of the wind, write a story in the chick literature genre, using the subject a fight over another character and the theme coming of age. If you feel extra creative, write from the point of view of a first grader.

Your word limit is 365 words.

Assignment 20170623

Given the character of a wise old owl, write a story in the contemporary fiction genre, using the subject how a boring history book might describe it and the theme man versus nature. If you feel extra creative, write acrostically.

Your word limit is 355 words.

Assignment 20170622

Given the character of a historical figure, write a story in the fan fiction genre, using the subject a retelling of a Shakespeare play and the theme a prophecy. If you feel extra creative, write in dialect.

Your word limit is 150 words.

Assignment 20170621

Given the character of a child, write a story in the horror genre, using the subject a warning to others and the theme bizarre happenings. If you feel extra creative, rhyme badly.

Your word limit is 200 words.

Assignment 20170620

Given the character of a talking frying pan, write a story in the text message genre, using the subject a television commercial and the theme man versus the supernatural. If you feel extra creative, rhyme well.

Your word limit is 455 words.

Assignment 20170619

Given the character of three thieves, write a story in the the back of a cereal box genre, using the subject a high adventure and the theme pure amusement. If you feel extra creative, write from the ending first.

Your word limit is 485 words.

Assignment 20170618

Given the character of a single mother, write a story in the steampunk genre, using the subject improvisational conversation and the theme a warning. If you feel extra creative, have the characters take no action besides thinking or speaking.

Your word limit is 90 words.

Assignment 20170617

Given the character of two arguing twins, write a story in the a Twitter conversation genre, using the subject a philosophical treatise and the theme man versus man. If you feel extra creative, write from the point of view of a newspaper columnist.

Your word limit is 150 words.

Assignment 20170616

Given the character of a lottery winner, write a story in the historical fiction genre, using the subject an argument and the theme man versus nature. If you feel extra creative, use no words (besides articles and pronouns) shorter than five letters.

Your word limit is 60 words.

Assignment 20170615

Given the character of a mysterious stranger, write a story in the space opera genre, using the subject the storyline for a music video and the theme a fable with a moral. If you feel extra creative, use no adverbs.

Your word limit is 340 words.

Assignment 20170614

Given the character of the king of a foreign land, write a story in the technical writing genre, using the subject a love story and the theme man versus himself. If you feel extra creative, use a character from another work you've read.

Your word limit is 170 words.

Assignment 20170613

Given the character of a wise monkey, write a story in the a marketing brochure genre, using the subject a fairy tale and the theme a "just so" story. If you feel extra creative, use only conversation.

Your word limit is 250 words.

Assignment 20170612

Given the character of a robot balladeer, write a story in the teen-speak genre, using the subject a funny anecdote and the theme man versus the supernatural. If you feel extra creative, use as many cliches as possible.

Your word limit is 370 words.