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form: Microfiction

Stories and sketches of less than 400 words.


A Formal Courtship

Unknowing Apollo courts divine Isis. She'll have none but Osiris.

Genre   mythology

Style   third person

Tags   archetypes

Relationships   f/m


Another Cup Of?

part 2 of Common People

Now, before I forget, darlin', here's your prezzie, you love Milk Tray, I remember you do, don't you?

Genre   satire

Style   conversational

Tags   australian, gender themes, modern life, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Busted

You ran the bath while he collected the key you left for him at reception. You opened the champagne as he stepped from the lift. You slipped into the bath as he turned down your hall.

Genre   satire, romance

Style   drabble, stream of consciousness, second person

Tags   infidelity

Relationships   f/m


Cheap Wine

You got lost in your head once, made yourself all crazy.

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch

Tags   alcohol


Creativity Exercise

we have run long and away we three from the mountain always standing still

Genre   realistic

Style   stream of consciousness

Tags   australian, angst, modern life, 500 creativity exercises


Dilemma

part 25 of Common People

Well, a kid's going to cost a lot. Add that to the negatives.

Genre   realistic

Style   dialogue only

Tags   suburban, modern life, parenthood

Relationships   f/m


Greener

Wear your corporate success proudly, sweetheart; collars and cuffs synonyms for platinum-class shackles.

Genre   realistic

Style   drabble, stream of consciousness, second person

Tags   modern life, 500 creativity exercises


How Absurd

'...more archeologists should get into construction, I would have thought.'

Genre   satire

Style   third person

Tags   the absurd


Liberation

part 1 of Imperial LaGatta

A boy looks forward to his first sea voyage to the frontier, where he learns new habits.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   steampunk, imperialism, childhood

Relationships   family


Nice Guy

Jesus wept, it's just a tissue.

Genre   realistic

Style   stream of consciousness

Tags   australian, gender themes, breakup

Relationships   f/m


Paean of the Princess

Oh my god! I can feel it!

Genre   satire

Style   first person

Tags   modern life, 500 creativity exercises


Persecute This, Van Helsing

'It's--It's really quite difficult, saying this out loud--Well, it's Dracula, you see. I have my suspicions--about what he is.'

Genre   satire

Style   third person, parody

Tags   undead, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   m/m


Solution

part 21 of Common People

Flicking between trite morning offerings, they come across a show listing in an astoundingly compressed point form (that is, under five criteria per side) the reasons why marriages succeed or fail.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   modern life

Relationships   family


The Immortal

When immortals go mad. Mind as cityscape.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   undead, supernatural, alienation