The Black Cat: A 100 Word Microfiction Short Story
The Black Cat
The black cat is at my door again. He has been here every day for the past week. I've been feeding him for the past four days. I don't think he will be leaving anytime soon, so I may as well let him in. I could use the company anyway. Maybe he’ll bring me some good luck. The gods know, I need it.
I opened my door and let him in. He’s now curled up in front of the fire. I don’t think he will be leaving anytime soon, so I may as well get used to him.
What is Microfiction?
Microfiction is a type of flash fiction (super short stories) that are even shorter. Some writers define microfiction as any story told in under 300 words, while others set the limit even lower to 100 words. Either way, microfiction stories are extremely short stories that tell a narrative in a minimum number of words and can be read in just a couple minutes. My story, The Black Cat, is exactly 100 words long.
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