#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)

Good morning to you, feel only from your inside, outside is cold now... #morning #haiku #vss #poem #amwriting #micropoetry #writing #poetry #poems #jkpg #mpy

“Be your better self” The version in the mirror Instructs mockingly #haiku #haikuchallenge #micropoetry #vss

on the way long before i understood full mind aglow rock curving brooks fall prancing hoofs a pause a glance a night composed in armour shining over-sea sun lights the courtyard white with snow 1823 and what becomes of all this feeling #mpy #vss #poem

Her eyes are in a faraway place. I have the secret hope she will put her head sideways so I'm able to keep her in my arms. She doesn't. #vss

“Do you want to play?” Asks the eyeless grey spectre “Emphatically, no” #haiku #horrorprompt #micropoetry #vss

The woman with the red sun-marks on her face has lines of ink-burnt words on her back. The story of her life in a strange language. #vss

#VSS | Le monde du sport connaît une importante et salvatrice libération de la parole sur les violences sexistes et sexuelles. ▶️ Dans le #PjlPrincipesRepublicains je propose de mieux responsabiliser fédérations et associations en la matière ✅ Mes 2 amendements adoptés ! pic.twitter.com/NernIzOmnY