Do You Write Short Stories?


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     THEN GATHER ‘ROUND! I was thinking to myself, something I do up to two times a day (don’t want to have an aneurysm), that it would be cool if there was a page link at the top of my blog with the homepages of other storytellers. The only criteria is that you write and post your own short stories on your blog. Simple as that.

If you think that’s a good idea, drop your homepage in the comment section and I’ll copy paste it into the page link. Feel free to add other information too, like what genre you typically write or anything else you feel might be relevant. It might help drive some traffic to your site and if all else fails will be a permanent reminder to visit your blogs 🙂

Consider this a trial to see if it takes off, and if there is enough interest to warrant having the link, I’ll make it permanent. The page tab will be called something much better than this makeshift monstrosity, ‘Talented WordPress Storytellers’, but something to that effect, something snazzier.

*Jim Noonan raises a good point. What do I consider a short story? Generally anything much less than 300 is micro fiction. Flash fiction is anything under a 1000 words (depending on who you ask). So the loose criteria is if you write over 300 word stories you ‘qualify’. There’s no upper limit but as most will testify, anything much over 2500 words and you’ll have few readers. But there’s no definitive laws or logic of WordPress.

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62 thoughts on “Do You Write Short Stories?

  1. Anyone Specific October 6, 2016 — 7:39 AM

    Love the idea! As I often imagine Tiny Tales of Trouble based on true photographs my Phone took you can find loads of short stories on my blog.

  2. Hmm. I put all kinds of stuff on my blog–stories, writing advice, commentary, a poem or two. I’m currently doing longer works; next up is a two-act play, my 18th work for the stage.

    1. Hi Guenther, I like your site but I’m trying to keep it to a list of mainly short stories for now. Cheers.

  3. I like your idea, I’ll definately share it around. I have a site with a couple of friends where we post our stories, they range from about 1500-3000 words, mainly sci-fi and horror but anything goes. The site is

    1. Cool, i’ll add it to the list and check it out ☺

  4. Great idea. My stories are roughly 500 words. They’re about what has happened teaching children over the past 30 years; reading aloud, art music. Great stories. Many thanks!

    1. Cool i’ll add u on to the list 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Great idea. Pass it on

  6. Wow, things got busy on here real fast while I was gone. Nice effort BTW bringing folks together in a sorta pyramid scheme for writers. I will repost for sure.


    1. Cool, thanks. If only there was money involved lol

  7. My home page is, but my short story page is: Who knows? Maybe this could grow into an online competition. Thanks. 🙂

    1. You never know 🙂
      Thanks for adding yourself.

    1. Cheers. I’ll add the blog addresses to the page later.

  8. Hey, Lion….what if I gave you this link, to some stories in readings on Vimeo???? any good?

  9. Wow! The list seems to be on fire!
    Btw… Are you taking me in? 😋😁😁

    1. Hmmmm…ok. Just kidding, of course 🙂

      1. Hahaha!! 😂😂😂
        Jokes apart, I’d love to be in.. if you can squeeze me through Lion. 🙂

  10. Nice idea. As you know, i’m too lazy to write more than 300 words at a time 🙂

  11. I think it is a great idea. IMy short stories are not one particular genre. There are some love, others dark. Let me know if this has successful.

    1. Cheers lonelyauthor, genre doesn’t really matter tbh, just the fact you write stories (which I know obviously 🙂 ).

  12. Interesting idea. I write weekly short stories, but I post other thing such as poetry as well. If that’s fine, I’m in.

  13. Great idea! Count me in. Although I’ll have to point you to the short story category URL because (as you know) I have a lot of other random gubbins on my blog too. Genre = could be bloody anything. Here you go:

    1. Liking the genre lol
      You’ll onboard.

  14. I think this is a great idea, but I put so few of my stories on the blog I’m perhaps not the person to recruit! I wish you success with it though. It should do the job.

    1. It’s not based on output really. If you have a link to the stories add it in 🙂

  15. Lovely idea! (quite a lot of micro in there, but also plenty that’s >300 words)

  16. A very generous idea, sir! 😊 My work in the main hovers around the 2K mark.

  17. What are your thoughts on my main blog, where (hopefully) you have noticed that I run the gamut from one or two sentences to epic multi-parters? I don’t want to gum up the works of your vision, so no offense taken if your response is “thanks for the offer, but whatever you’re trying to accomplish with that mess doesn’t quite fit our business model…”

    1. Your blogs grand, I think the variation of short and long pieces works well.

      1. I just now realized that I didn’t respond to your response, so: It would be swell if you could include me in your gracious efforts.

  18. What a fantastic idea! I probably don’t write and post them up enough to be included, but I’ll sure visit whoever is up there!

  19. Wow! Quite interesting Lion!! 👌
    My stories do go a little beyond short, I feel, so wonder if I’d qualify!! 😮😮

      1. 😄😄 Thank you!
        Defo…. That’s the word of the day for me!!

  20. What is this “short story” you speak of, sir? Is it of word limit or structure or some metaphysical permutation yet undefined? A writing world inquires.

    Well, there’s really only me, but still I wonder what parameters you use to consider a thing written, a “short story” proper. I could be on-board. I just don’t know!

    1. Short story to me is anything over 200-300 words at the very low end, but typically at least 500+
      As for the high end, I’m not keen on short stories much longer thank 10k.
      Are you in?

    1. There’s one 🙂
      Good to see you.

  21. I like it. Need to go write a short story now…

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