Caffeinated Microfiction

Microfiction and flash fiction present a unique challenge for crafting a story, squeezing in all the elements of a story in less than 300 or 1000 words, respectively. But it’s also fun and a great way to hone your writing skills.

Here’s one of the microfiction stories I wrote.


The young woman inhaled the full-bodied aroma wafting from the coffee. A bitter, early morning chill swept through the cracks around the kitchen door. She shivered and swallowed a mouthful of the hot liquid. Her eyes, sunken and hollow, closed. For a moment, the heat revived her. But it was only a moment. A decaying hand penetrated the surface from below. Breaking through the barrier, it snatched her by the throat and pulled her into the cup.

Have you written microfiction? I would love to read it. Leave your story in the comments.

Published by K.A. Cummins

K.A. Cummins is an award-winning author and artist. Her publications include Havok Publishing, Rattle, Blue Mesa Review, and her middle-grade series, Snow Globe Travelers.

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