#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)

L'@ANEMF était aujourd'hui au @Sante_Gouv pour rencontrer @PhilippeMorlat et @Seb_Delescluse Nous avons parlé mise en place de la #R2C, lutte contre les #VSS, Statut HU ... Cela augure une collaboration fructifiante pour l'année à venir ! pic.twitter.com/WIJNrNvNtO

#QuestionOfTheDay to our #VSS community… 💭 Do you have any of the following: nerve pain, neuropathy, or fibromyalgia? 💢 If so, have you been diagnosed with it by a professional and did it start at the same time as your #VisualSnow? 🩺 👁🧠 pic.twitter.com/SUkZNmfiCL

#vss daily Jill sat at her parents' feet, her head rested on her mother's lap. Sorrow was etched in her face and leaked from her eyes. She hoped they felt her presence and it gave them a sense of closure. Across from them her killer stood stoically, his head bowed. How #noble.