So I've always enjoyed writing but never had the stamina to write a short story, let alone a novel. Mostly what I write these days is Micro-fiction (all short pieces of a couple hundred words, I've included one of my favorite pieces of mine below).

I was wondering if anyone else writes this, and whether they know of any communities built around it? Google hasn't been especially helpful, mostly because I don't know which forums are useful, helpful, and encouraging places and which are toxic, troll-ridden nightmares. Any suggestions would be very gratefully received!

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    Hi Maladictus! Welcome to Writers.SE! We're a Q&A site; feedback and sharing stories is beyond our scope here. Finding resources for a niche like microfiction or flash-fiction is on-topic, though; that's your primary question, so I've kept that (and removed the fiction piece). All the best! – Standback Apr 11 '16 at 14:59
  • That's fair, apologies for being off topic :) – Maladictus Apr 25 '16 at 15:32

Yes, others write microfiction. (I write 100-word stories.) There are several journals (online and print) that publish it. You don't ask about publishing, but you could start with @Tiny_Text and 100WordStory. Cupboard publishes really interesting chapbooks of tiny fiction.

I don't know of any online communities, but they might be out there.

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It is worthwhile also searching for flash-fiction; although this can be up to 1000 words it will often be shorter. Also 'drabble' is another name for works of circa 100 word lengths. I myself write humorous flash-fiction, but don't really belong to any communities.

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