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.
For Oct. 23, the prompt word is “head.”
Here is my entry:
Clarissa didn’t think it right that she spent her days with worms swimming in and out of her #head’s nose and eye sockets, with wayward leaves to keep her company — they weren’t much for conversation — while the rest of her was gallivanting on a horse scaring townsfolk. #vss365
(And yes, I did laugh at my own title for this one.)