February is the shortest month, so maybe it’s a good time for a few short stories? 420 Characters is a collection of VERY short stories. Each contains 420 characters or less because they were born as a posts on “a famous social networking site.” This collection features stories that are gritty, poignant, dark, and whimsical by turns. Don’t like one of them? You can move on to the next in less than a minute!
If this sounds like something you’d like, you’ll be happy to hear that the editor behind the Six-Word Memoirs series just came out with another collection of slice-of-life anecdotes called The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories From 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure. The authors and illustrators in this book examine the moments in their lives when they experienced “the one-time chances, unexpected coincidences, and sudden catastrophes that made all the difference.” And they do it three pages or less!