This book contains microfiction written by students at the University of Oklahoma in the Fall of 2020. Most of the stories are 100 words long, while some are even shorter: 25-word stories, two-sentence stories, even 6-word stories. You’ll also find some story sequences, like the “Little Ghost Chronicles” or the “Four Horsemen,” which consist of several 100-word episodes. There are stories about our pandemic times, myths and legends from around the world, spooky stories, animal stories… all powered by the creative imagination of students in these two courses who generously agreed to share their work. Find out more at:

The paragraph you just read about this book is 100 words long, as is this paragraph, and that’s also the length of most of the stories in the book. These tiny tales go by fast, but you can slow down when you find one you like. Read it again. Read it out loud. Let it sink in. Notice the details. You might even supply some details from your own imagination, or decide to write your own microfiction after seeing what these authors have done with their tiny tales. You can read more 100-word stories from different mythological traditions at:


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