#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)

I didn't like you when I first ran into you.... But I knew if I got to know you I would grow to really despise you, every word you said after that first moment served to prove me right. #vss

Some say I weave a spell Bathe in me as in a well I sleep From that place they leap There to heap the Bones of Loss To my cost my memory sinks All the love I spilt rots, stinks No more to drink And, left alone, but not bereft I stand Knowing when I need clean my hands ~ #vss #mpy

Outside it pours. The hungry wind consumes. Charcoal clouds clump the sky, heavy thunder roars, the piercing rain relentless. Beneath the storm, a glimpse of blue. A sliver of hope. A patch of joy. Better days are coming. Better days wait. On the other side. #microprompt #vss

Good day to you, only feel from all now too, be in this moment! #day #haiku #vss #poem #amwriting #micropoetry #poetry #writing #poems #jkpg #mpy