First: Spoils of War I: Surrender
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS NOW DEFUNCT. I WENT BACK TO THE END OF CHAPTER 21 AND AM REWRITING FROM THAT POINT
I love posting tiny fics on Mastodon on occasion (see the tootplanets for one series there), but Mastodon, like Twitter, is inherently a bit ephemeral.
I’m going to begin with an archive of all the tootfics I’ve posted that I can find (mostly from the Read Me Elsewhere posts) and attempt to update this as I go.
Microfiction is very small fiction, designed to be a whole tale (hopefully), in a small package. 50-word fics, drabbles (100-word fics), 6-word fics (See the Hemmingway example) – these are subsets of microfiction. So are tootfiction – fics designed to fit in a toot (The Mastodon version of a tweet) or, in common usage, several toots. Tweetfic is harder (less characters, although 280 is better than 140 for this) but is the same concept.
Here’s someone else’s definition:
As Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Which translated into modern language means, “Everyone should write and read microfiction.”
It’s a subset of flash fiction—those super short stories typically told in 1,000 words or less. Definitions vary, but for the most part, microfiction is any story told in 300 words or less, and could even be as short as a few words. (At Microfiction Monday Magazine, I use the limit of 100 words.)
Mastodon is free to join, by the way, and ad-free; you can read any of the below fic, however, just by clicking through – you don’t need to have an account!
Ficlet with a portion of a map sketch, Autumn, Stranded
Orange Sunset Parlay – The Imperial Captain wants to talk to Yonpler.
Silver Rain – on Podka, it was said to rain silver.
Blue Foraging – the Captain and Yonpler are going to have to work together.
Teal Calculations – Sometimes you have to take a leap. Sometimes you can calculate the risks.
Po(t)tion – the trick in potions
Wav(er)ing – the trick in spells
End(ur)ing – magic in the apocalypse
Ru(i)ne(d) – Personal runes in magic
Grim(oire) – A scavenged grimoire.
Sel(f/v)edge – Salvaging Magic
Substitutions – Needs must, after all
Ban(e/ana) – Some more substitutions
Protect – During the Dust Fall
Discovery – Just after the Dust Fall
Kitty – Just after the two above
4-Part Harmony – After Kitty, above.
Reinventing the Wheel – not sure if this is Fantasy or Sci-Fi so it’s Fantify?
Cake Walk, weird.
Tootfiction Already Posted on this Blog
I went through a phase where I was on 100- and 50-word fic community on Livejournal, back when that was a thing.
Try the password “suddenly!” for pre-2007 posts.
Kink Bingo prompts
a story over many micro-intervals,to a kink-bingo prompt set