As she sways, her dress catches the light with its interwoven metallic threads, scattering colours. He twirls her, but she doesn’t smile — this dancing is serious business. Even in the lounge room with pyjama-clad kids giggling. The vinyl crackles near the end, as the dancers take a dramatic bow.
© Josie Kirkwood 2020
Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 12 February 2020.
Micro-fiction is tiny fiction of up to ~300 words with 50-word stories known as ‘Dribbles’ and 100-word stories known as ‘Drabbles’. Often written to a prompt and tight deadline, these tiny stories provide creative challenge and an opportunity to experiment or write in different genres. Sometimes Dribbles and Drabbles can inspire a longer piece of fiction.