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 20191113

Given the character of a writing teacher, write a story in the a really bad poem genre, using the subject a satire and the theme coming of age. If you feel extra creative, write in dialect.

Your word limit is 310 words.

Assignment 20191112

Given the character of a superhero, write a story in the a Twitter conversation genre, using the subject a love story and the theme man versus himself. If you feel extra creative, add another character of your choice.

Your word limit is 370 words.

Assignment 20191111

Given the character of a friendly dog, write a story in the what radio people say when the microphones are off genre, using the subject a philosophical treatise and the theme bizarre happenings. If you feel extra creative, write dialog only in questions.

Your word limit is 475 words.

Assignment 20191110

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

Your word limit is 490 words.

Assignment 20191109

Given the character of a grocery store clerk, write a story in the horror genre, using the subject a biography and the theme man versus nature. If you feel extra creative, rhyme badly.

Your word limit is 395 words.

Assignment 20191108

Given the character of a neighborhood kid, write a story in the teen-speak genre, using the subject metafiction about fiction and the theme man versus man. If you feel extra creative, hit the word limit exactly.

Your word limit is 200 words.

Assignment 20191107

Given the character of your father, write a story in the fan fiction genre, using the subject a public service announcement and the theme an exhortation to hope. If you feel extra creative, do not use any words longer than four letters.

Your word limit is 135 words.

Assignment 20191106

Given the character of a racecar driver, write a story in the romance genre, using the subject a fight over another character and the theme a prophecy. If you feel extra creative, use as many cliches as possible.

Your word limit is 385 words.

Assignment 20191105

Given the character of an artificial intelligence, write a story in the a comic book script genre, using the subject a character description and the theme man versus himself. If you feel extra creative, rhyme well.

Your word limit is 465 words.

Assignment 20191104

Given the character of your mother, write a story in the space opera genre, using the subject a one-up contest 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 475 words.

Assignment 20191103

Given the character of a medical resident, write a story in the technical writing genre, using the subject a confession and the theme pure amusement. If you feel extra creative, add another genre of your choice.

Your word limit is 335 words.

Assignment 20191102

Given the character of a street vendor, write a story in the chick literature genre, using the subject a warning to others and the theme man versus nature. If you feel extra creative, start every sentence with the same letter.

Your word limit is 120 words.

Assignment 20191101

Given the character of a precocious kindergartener, write a story in the words scribbled in the margin of another book genre, using the subject a television commercial and the theme a "just so" story. If you feel extra creative, write in a dialect.

Your word limit is 405 words.

Assignment 20191031

Given the character of a new graduate, write a story in the magical reality genre, using the subject a satire and the theme a warning. If you feel extra creative, use no words (besides articles and pronouns) shorter than five letters.

Your word limit is 335 words.

Assignment 20191030

Given the character of a new bride, write a story in the a really bad poem genre, using the subject the storyline for a music video and the theme man versus the supernatural. If you feel extra creative, add another character of your choice.

Your word limit is 350 words.