Tall And True Short Reads

Tall And True Microfiction Anthology

Episode 83 (28 November 2023)

I discovered microfiction when I reviewed Loopholes by Susan McCreery in 2017. By definition, brevity is the key to good microfiction. The stories in Loopholes range from several paragraphs over one or two pages to only three short sentences. With no room for plot and character development, every word must count.

Tall And True Microfiction Anthology

Show Notes

Season Four: Episode 83 (28 November 2023)

Tall And True Microfiction Anthology is a blog post from the Tall And True writers’ website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read the post on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/tall-and-true-microfiction-anthology

Both Sides of the Story blog post: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/both-sides-of-the-story

Twelve Furious Months post: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/twelve-furious-months-ebook

Twelve More Furious Months post: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/twelve-more-furious-months

Review of Loopholes by Susan McCreery: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/reviews/books/loopholes-by-susan-mccreery

Podcast website: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com

Her (Episode 11) on Tall And True Short Reads: https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/her/

Three Minute Microfiction – We Need To Talk  (Episode 16): https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/three-minute-microfiction/

Signs of the Second Coming (Episode 25): https://www.tallandtrueshortreads.com/signs-of-the-second-coming/

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Episode Insight

I wrote this blog post in November 2023 to coincide with the publication of my fourth collection of writing, Tall And True Microfiction.

Links to posts on my earlier short story collections, Both Sides of the Story (published in 2020), Twelve Furious Months (in 2021) and Twelve More Furious Months (in 2022), and my review of Loopholes by Susan McMcreery, are included in the show notes, as are links to the podcast episodes mentioned in this post, Her, We Need to Talk and Signs of the Second Coming.

I hope you enjoyed the insight into microfiction. You can read my blog posts, including this one, and selected short stories and other writing at TallAndTrue.com. You can also buy the Tall And True Microfiction anthology and all my short story collections from the Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Kobo online bookstores — links are available in the show notes.

The next episode of Tall And True Short Reads will be in your podcast feed shortly. In the meantime, please check your feed or the podcast website for earlier episodes from all four seasons, and follow or subscribe to the podcast and rate and review it via your favourite podcasting app — doing so helps me share my storytelling.

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Podcast episodes are recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

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