I have not counted every story/poem I have written this year, but the final tally seems to be around 300 tweet-size pieces of microfiction or poetry. This is way below my usual tally of 500+ pieces, which I mostly attribute to the world being too distracting/distressing, and to the fact that from June onwards, a change in my role in my day job meant it became a lot more stressful and exhausting, but also very rewarding.
I also wrote some longer pieces:
- Story: Teddy Dear – a silly little story about a teddy bear.
- Poem: The magic beings three – enumerating the three kinds of magic beings.
- Story: The woman, and the god who loved her – a 42-part serial tweetstory, written live during an evening.
- Poem: I lik the form – a sonnet, and a bredlik pome. Became somewhat viral on Tumblr.
- Poem: The widow and the Sea – written in the classic ballad form.
- Story: Orum and the dragon – the 2018 AdvenTale story.
The stories above are all eligible for the Short Story Hugo award. If you would like to nominate my whole body of work – the microstories, the short stories, the poems, and the AdvenTale – for a Hugo award, you can nominate me (e.g. O. Westin, writing at twitter.com/microsff) in the Fan Writer category.