Discussion → What is microfiction besides short?

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    Gloria Garfunkel
    Jul 30, 05:30am

    To me, microfiction is the miniature galaxy hanging from the cat's collar in Men in Black. What can and can't it do?

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    Sam Rasnake
    Jul 30, 03:49pm

    Here are three of mine that I consider as being pieces of micro-fiction:

    "Improbability as Main Course" in Dogzplot

    The three individual sections in "The Sleep of Trees (Three Parables)" in Wigleaf

    "Mothers of Invention" in Six Sentences

    I also consider these to be prose poems. And I absolutely agree with you that micro-fiction and prose poems are closely aligned.

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    Gloria Garfunkel
    Jul 30, 05:26pm

    Sam, those are fantastic examples of PROSE POEM MICROFICTIONS. I also love the idea of sneaking in through the back door stellar examples of PUBLISHED MICROFICTION through links in the discussion section. I want to encourage all those with published stories they feel might be instructive or just fun to do so. I'd like to talk more about what aspects of your pieces make them prose poems versus microfiction. What qualities in a piece veer it from one side to another. This is helpful in helping microfictioners more consciously notice what they are doing What do you think?

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