#VSS – Very Short Story

Micropoetry | Haiku | Gogyohka | Tanka | Senryu | Twaiku | 1-6 lines | 3-10 words

You will sometimes find micro stories on twitter appended with the twitter hashtag #vss. The initials ‘VSS’ stands for Very Short Story. The use of this tag was started by @VeryShortStory. He says ‘I ask my Twitter followers to send me nouns. The nouns that inspire me, I use in a very short story that I send out on my @veryshortstory Twitter feed. Since it’s Twitter, the stories have to fit in 140 characters. This character space limitation can be challenging, but it forces me to use my creativity to find a way to convey the stories in a small space. My best trick is getting the readers to use their imagination to fill in the gaps’.

Microprose and fiction writers attach #vss to their very short stories. I’m not sure if this is part of a twitter hash tag game? If anyone has anymore info please contact me

Here are the latest very short stories ‘vss’ live from twitter. Twitter hastag: #vss
(some tweets below may not be stories)

waves lather the shoreline so close to saying something #vss #mpy

Clouds in the blue sky Clouds keep our data safely Clouds in your brown eyes #vss #senryu @pssms

you taped broken mirrors to your fingers so I could watch my take out (Logan) #vss #mpy

"Tomorrow comes. And how often can a man say that?” “Every night, because tomorrow always comes everyday after every night”. #vss

Monday safety tip: Never tease a Monday. Don't try to run away from it. Play dead. In 8 hours it'll get bored and leave you alone. #vss #mpy

The government records were of the utmost secrecy and importance. The zombies who ransacked the archive room had no idea. #vss

. wistful residents knitted beautiful booties for far away unmet babes #hangtenstories 233 #vss #poetry #Love

Let me see you the way only your addictions have. #10wordstory #vss pic.twitter.com/s4r7dpbXXG

Her necromancy was limited to suicides. Her unethical magic turned darker as she encouraged despair amongst classmates. #vss