Micro Fiction: 99-Word Story Index

The weekly Carrot Ranch 99-Word Story project has been an amazing success in inspiring writers to create very tightly written, full stories using exactly 99 words.  After being encouraged multiple times by authors I respect, I decided in December of 2021 to join the project in 2022.  I was a tad fearful that I would fail to create much of anything with so few words but was amazed at how well this effort worked.  

I’ve chosen to use this format for some stories not from the Carrot Ranch, thus the source notation below of CR99, N2W (KL Caley’s weekly #PhotoWrite Project) or GEN (for any other source, including my own stray mood swings).

Below are my results, ordered from newest to oldest as suggested by the date (YYMMDD) code preceding each title.  Our Carrot Ranch administrator only provides a written prompt which I call out. I chose the photos to support each story page. 

I hope you’ll explore the list.  Each link will take you straight to the story and, with only 99 words, it will take you about 30 seconds to read each — unless you sit back and think about them, which — some might require.


220726 :: CR99 :: A Nostalgic Salvation

220719 :: CR99 :: Just 3 Breaths to Peace

220712 :: CR99 :: The Mysteries of a Foster Grandpa

220628 :: CR99 :: Adding Insect Insult to Injury

220620 :: CR99 :: A Difficult Dead End

220613 :: CR99 :: The Best Rock Ever Pushed Down A Cliff

220606 :: CR99 :: The Trail Home

220530 :: CR99 :: Honoring Shannon

220523 :: CR99 :: You’re Done

220517 :: CR99 :: Far From Prison

220510 :: CR99 :: For This Also, Thanks Mom

220502 :: CR99 :: Can You Trust Me?

220418 :: CR99 :: About Your Car’s Warranty

220411 :: CR99 :: Sometimes When Water Falls

220406 :: CR99 :: Chaos in the Home Office

220329 :: CR99 :: No Price for Being Wrong

220321 :: CR99 :: Ready Or Notwithstanding

220314 :: CR99 :: Free Pie Day

220317 :: N2W :: A Deeper Trauma

220310 :: N2W :: A Crown of My Own

220307 :: CR99 :: Artificial Heart Failure

220303 :: N2W :: The New Crab

220301 :: CR99 :: A Slowly Collapsing Icon

220227 :: N2W :: The Scarliton Bridge

220217 :: N2W :: Old and  New Traditions

220215 :: CR99 :: That Blue Dress

220209 :: GEN :: Grandma’s Last Prayer

220207 :: CR99 :: Desperately Anxious

220203 :: N2W :: From A Lost Sandcastle

220201 :: CR99 :: Immigrating from Hopeless to Hopeful

220128 :: N2W :: A Dark Tunnel

220129 :: N2W :: My Next Home

220125 :: CR99 :: Before and After Wish