55 word microfiction – Wednesday Writing

20 Jul

I found out about 55 Fiction from Metafilter.  “55 Fiction is a form or microfiction with a few rules, including a limitation to 55 words.”  There are a couple of websites with the name, although apparently unrelated to the original 55 word contest. 

I thought, what the heck, could be fun:

The frigid office is a shocking contrast to the jungle outside.  The hairs on my legs stand up and grow faster.

“Please, can we turn it up, just three degrees?”  68 sounded temperate.

“No can do, pretty lady.  We turn the temp up, the jungle comes inside.”

I look down at my legs.  “Too late.”


Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Fiction, Wednesday Writings


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4 responses to “55 word microfiction – Wednesday Writing

  1. Diana

    July 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    HA! I empathize emphatically! Very nicely done.

    • sarasligar

      July 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

      🙂 Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

  2. Nicole

    August 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Nice! Hope you post more in the future, would love to read them.

    I’ve been hearing quite a bit about 55 word fiction and other forms of flash fiction over the past two years. Micro-fiction/flash fiction seems tailor made for tweets – think I might try my hand at it over on Twitter.

    • sarasligar

      September 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks Nicole! Yes, twitter would be a great venue for micro-fiction – necessary conciseness!


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