According to Fiction Factor, (http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles/wordcount.html) Micro-Fiction is a very abbreviated story and often difficult to write, and even harder to write well, but the markets for micro fiction are becoming increasingly popular in recent times. Publishers love them, as they take up almost no room and don’t cost them their budgets. Pay rates are often low, but for so few words, the rate per word averages quite high.
The word limit is 100 words. Yes, only one hundred words!
Here’s my first attempt at Micro-Fiction. Happy reading. 🙂
Nora paused, inches from the road congested with idling cars. Red light. She stole a glance over her shoulder, aware of the murderous teddy bear pursuing her, his wicked beady black button eyes watching her. Soon, the traffic light would flash green. She pedaled into the metal jungle, weaving around honking cars on her tricycle. A roar of engines signaled the changing light. She pedaled faster. Once safely across and heart pounding, she stared at her cunning footwork: white fluff and remnants of furry arms and legs stared back at her, oozing with blood. She smiled, triumphant against Mr. Teddy.