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Skinny Fiction

Don’t panic, it’s not some kind of crazy new fad diet involving eating pages from cookery books. So what is it? Skinny Fiction is the craft of telling a story in as few words as possible.


For example,
He watched closely. The target came into view. It was done.

Not the greatest example, I know. If you want to read others, you can either visit our page Skinny Fiction, or check out this fantastic website:, where you will find a brilliant collection of super-short stories from around the world.


I love this concept because it’s so accessible. I truly believe that anyone could write their own skinny fiction. It may vary in quality, but the possibilities are endless.

If you would like to get involved by adding a story to our page, either leave us a message on the site comments box or email


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