“New Beginnings” (VSS III)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

This was her first archery contest after hacking her fiancé’s Snapchat

I’m ready,” she said. “I’d like him to hold the target, please?”


He lowered the telephone handset just as a voice answered.

His wife was still gurgling with life.

He didn’t want help to arrive too soon.


From the ground, he could see the graveyard was alive.




All examples of life.

He no longer could be considered one.


There were more stars in the sky, twilight lingered, and the wind swirled in a peculiar way.

But wheat grew, and that’s what mattered.


The pale visitors struggled more each day, and Samoset suspected Squanto knew their unusual tongue.

But did he want to help? 

Perhaps not. 

“Results May Very” (VSS II)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

Their teacher returned after much gossip and speculation.

He was alive. And somehow younger.

“What happened?” 

“Divorce and a sabbatical.”

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“Creating Your Own Luck” (VSS I)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

“I really need to quit smoking.”

“Well, see if my father can get you a position at the dynamite factory.”

“How’ll that help?”

“You’ll see.”

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My New Desk

No more writing at the dining room table for me (although I’m farther from the refrigerator now)!

This desk has basically consumed my last two days, but I’m very excited to have a rolltop desk for my writing and research endeavors. I had previously commandeered the dining room table for such work.

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A Few (more) VSS

A few more of my 2018 very short fiction pieces!

I managed to find a few more of the very short fiction pieces I was fortunate enough to see published with Workshop in 2018!

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A few examples of my very short fiction (#vss) published in 2018!

I stumbled upon these on my Instagram today (@joshuajscully). Workshop was a publisher of very short fiction (#vss) on Twitter. Unfortunately, Workshop appears to have ceased publishing new content.

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Jaws: The Board Game

Theme music not included!

I picked up Jaws: The Board Game yesterday. If you’re a fan of the novel or films, you’ll appreciate this game. Someone put a great deal of time into the design and elements. However, this one isn’t overly complex. You’ll find yourself launching barrels or eating tourists in no time!