Adam O'Grady

Microfictions

Every day for the past seven days I have written a small fiction online. I think my previous record was nine days, but I may have missed some rotations then. Each one comes in at under 280 characters, the maximum length of a modern tweet. I thought I’d include a few examples here for posterity.

Old hotel bars are anchors in time. A few drinks to weaken your temporarl inhibitions and who knows what past or future patrons you’ll meet.

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Oh gosh no, we’re actually the mimic world. We just follow as our shadows do, always thinking that we’re the architects of our own free will.

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Physical and psychotherapy are important, even just for the occasional self tune-up; but everyone overlooks thaumotherapy for the same use-case.

You might not be a spellcaster or sorcerer but that doesn’t mean you aren’t full of magic, magic that sometimes needs care too

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I’m not sure why “scared of their own shadow” is used as a stand in for ‘timid’. It’s the kind of thing said by people who’ve never seen a shadow open it’s eyes, or deign to speak to you.

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Before general anaesthetic spells we just used memory charms post-operation. Many a surgeon wakes from nightmares of restrained patients, screaming in pain, wordlessly gasping for death.

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Writing these has made me more interested in the possibility of writing larger fragments, I might try and start doing pieces that border on half a page to a page (standard A4), I could even re-use some of these concepts and flesh them out further. It feels nice to try and be more creative, to write short pieces that friends and family seem to like.