Gems, shards, bon bons, quickies. . .


. . .nuggets, tickles, or even pinpricks. Each 100 Word Story is its own kind of special.

NOTHING SHORT OF presents the best of 100WordStory.org, the leader in short-short fiction and a popular go-to for great reading.

In these very short stories, every word, every detail, every moment matters. And the things left out, the spaces around the stories, are just as intense.

What can a hundred words do? They can send chills, they can bring you to tears, they can take your breath away. In NOTHING SHORT OF, a hundred words is all you need.



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The Contributors

Roxanne Barber, Karen Benke, Ariel Berry, Maggie Bohara, Jean-Luc Bouchard, James Braziel, Dan Campbell, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Kate Hill Cantrill, Maude Casey, Brian Castelberry, Kevin Catalano, Jane Ciabattari, Jacques Debrot, Misty Ellingburg, Kendra Fortmeyer, Thaisa Frank, Jeff Friedman, Molly Giles, Manuel Gonzales, Ilan Greenberg, Tupelo Hassman, J. Eldon Hauck, Chad Hanson, Tom Hazuka, Jeremy Hawkins, Elizabeth Hazan, Kyle Hemmings, Melanie Taylor Herrera, Dane Holweger, Ulrica Hume, MJ Iuppa, Royce Jeffrey, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Alyssa Jordan, Lee L. Krecklow, Ruth Martin, Tara Lynn Masih, Kona Morris, Cornelia Nixon, Pamela Painter, Oren Peleg, Eric Prochaska, Peg Alford Pursell, JC Reilly, Lisa Rubenson, Cathy Safiran, Robert Scotellaro, Tonya Shenandoah, Kevin Sharp, Robert Shapard, Marc J. Sheehan, Janice D. Soderling, Joshua Michael Stewart, Paul Strohm, Elizabeth Swann, Becky Tuch, Meg Tuite, Barret Warner and Courtney Watson


About The Editors

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His essays on creative writing have appeared in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, and Writer’s Digest, and his stories have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including The Southwest Review, The Los Angeles Review, Five Points, and Tin House online. He recently published a collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, and a book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo.

Lynn Mundell is the co-founder of 100 Word Story. She has worked as a professional writer and editor for 30 years. Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and short stories have appeared in literary journals including The Sun, Superstition Review, Eclectica, Tin House online, Portland Review, and Five Points, and have been published in the U.S., the U.K., New Zealand, and Australia. She is most recently a contributor to the W.W. Norton anthology New Microfiction: Exceptionally Short Stories.

Beret Olsen is a writer, photographer, and the photo editor for 100 Word Story. Her art, essays, and fiction have been published in a variety of places including: First Class Lit, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, and her blog, Bad Parenting 101. A longtime educator, Beret also writes grants to help low-income, first-generation college students get into, through, and beyond college.


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Nothing Short Of:
Selected Tales from 100 Word Story
138 pages
$12.00 paperback ISBN 9781944853365
$9.99 ebook

April 2018















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