If you’re not familiar, there’s a writing prompt on Twitter for the writing community with the hashtag vss365. The “vss” stands for “very short story,” and the number is self-explanatory. Each month, a new Twitter user is tasked with posting a new word each day to prompt people. With the 280 characters available in a Tweet, a user has to come up with a story of some sort incorporating the posted word-of-the-day, although because you need to include the hashtag, the story itself is typically 273 characters (if you try to be exact, at least).
It also doesn’t necessarily have to be a story. Some play around with the form and structure by doing poetry or a haiku or whatever else.
Here is my entry:
I’m the #finifugal ghost at your doorstep, hovering over a welcome mat I bought for you, trying to keep what we had alive, poking at it like embers. But nothing works. You’re a ghost, too, replacing the person I knew. Today, there he sits, at the table set for me and you. #vss365