Very Short Stories

I’ve been posting some of these Very Short Stories on Twitter. Here are five, based around the writerly life.


“Leave me alone!” he cried, but his muse had dragged him to the typewriter.

*  *  *  *  *

She closed her eyes, drained, exhausted, but alive. The novel was finished.

*  *  *  *  *

“One of you must go,” he said with a heavy heart, deleting the subplot from his novel.

*  *  *  *  *

Type, delete, retype, hesitate. Yes, she had writer’s block.

*  *  *  *  *

They found him deep under papers, notes, redrafts and planners. “A writer,” the cop shook his head, knowingly.



Published by M. C. Dulac

Fiction writer.

14 thoughts on “Very Short Stories

    1. I seem to have a film-noir-ish idea of writers! I always imagine them in a cramped city apartment, bills piling up, coffee steaming, dusty venetian blinds…

    1. When I want to write microfiction and I have writer’s block, then I write about writers! Although yesterday I went to a very interesting modern art gallery and that gave me lots of ideas for some new flash fiction 🙂

      1. Wow, that’s great to hear! I hope to post a lengthier story in the next week or so. It still needs some polishing. I appreciate the support!

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