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.




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