Posts Tagged ‘55aday’ plus a nanoism submission.

September 8, 2009

Didn’t get much writing done today, but got some socializing, which is actually even rarer than writing. Also! Registered and submitted a 140-character version of this well-regarded 55 to nanoism.

Japanese Spam Microfiction

September 6, 2009

So I got 11 different comments in Japanese on one of the 55-word stories from Gryfft. Thanks to some advice I should’ve thought of before, I tried translating them on Google. Turns out that yeah, they’re spam, but some of them sound like whacked-out 55s. Here are the best ones:


Anyone Read Japanese?

September 6, 2009

There’s a story on 55aday that has now 11 comments in Japanese. I need someone to tell me if we have a Japanese fanbase and should go all Spinal Tap or if they just want me to enlarge my tentacles. The story is Meaning and Space.

Thanks for the help, you guys!

September 5, 2009

Got one of those 55s done. Any help with the other one would be greatly appreciated.

New 55 Drafts

September 3, 2009

I think I’m going to try to get the 55aday forum going again. There’s a couple drafts of mine and an excellent draft by Jackson in there. Check ’em out.

And 55-ized.

August 29, 2009

You’re Stalking Me

The cat from your Facebook pictures jumps onto your keyboard between me and your private LiveJournal entries to bathe in borrowed attention. You’re just like that cat… does that mean you know who I am? How else could I keep seeing you in town, or at the grocer’s? As characters in library books and dreams?

Now I’ve 55-ed that last story.

August 3, 2009


I Know About Oil

July 29, 2009

Finished the story and put it up on 55aday.  I’m not sure it actually makes sense, and I think it might in fact walk the line between awesomely ambiguous and amateurishly ambiguous, but at least either way I’ve got alliteration working for me.  I also worry, content-wise, that I’m either a messed-up person or a wannabe-messed-up person, and I’m not sure which is worse.  But: I absolutely adore the voice I got into!  I don’t do enough not-me voices in my writing.  Anyways anywho, here’s the story.

At least I gots my creative juices flowing now.  I have ideas for the next like 3 55s.  Whoo!  (Although probably 2 of those will prove unworkable.  Whoo?)

I’m really not sure how I feel about this story right now.

July 29, 2009

Also I’m 13 words over:

My big brother ran into the courtyard to find a leaf to put it on. But ants don’t get better after they get car oil spilt on them. So I put the ant in a spider web and I told my brother someone stepped on the ant. The next day the spider died.

I think I was trying to feed the spider. But I did know about oil.

55aday Searches

July 26, 2009

Time for another edition of “what weird searches are taking people to 55aday?”:


“not hot anger” po

npr 55 word stories

fensturbation [twice, and actually a lot of people are searching for this one lately… are more people reading English as a Second F*cking Language (the originator of the word far as I can tell)?]

short stories snow storm, husband walks in, painted door

short stories by people

“his dick was tiny” my brother

Les Derniers Bourreaux

cash register appears short

bored of the flies