Posted by: laurainguia | November 17, 2009

Extremely short stories

Did you enjoy reading and writing the mini sagas? I hope so. Please click here for advice on how to write them. You’ll be able to read samples written by students from all over the world too.

Would you like to know “how to get simple quick writing practice and how to give and receive feedback and criticism of your written work“? Go to Nick Peachey’s blog and follow the instructions to write a very short story based on five pictures.

Your classmate Carlos also told me about the following short stories competitions: SMS contest: Write a story in no more than 154 characters.  SMS contest in Spanish: max. 160 characters.  Twitter competition: max. 140 characters! Could you accomplish such a challenge?

For those brave enough to try, feel free to use the comments section as a playground. Good luck!



  1. It seems to me that some people don’t know when to give up complicating things. See this contest:

    It isn’t English, but it’s quite curious.

  2. I think it is a good idea these kind of mobile phone competitions. It´s a good way to improve our language. However you have to be very creative to make up a good story in order to win a prize.

  3. Thanks for your comments, guys.
    I find it quite difficult myself, especially after the mini-sagas experience in class, but it’s worth a try.
    Very soon we’ll try to do something in class… it’s a surprise though!

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