As the tagline for this website reads, I prefer short and micro fiction… 50 to 300 words is optimal for me. Drabbles are a hundredish words, so I nailed it down to 101 on the dot and selected a hundred and one stories for this book.
Why 101 and not 100? It just seemed a bit more flexible and friendly. “They” say to not end prices on a round number, so buyers feel like they’re getting a better deal. A good enough reason for my word count, too.
A Ton and One Tales is available at Amazon, as an e-book and a print on demand paperback, and also through Smashwords.
Here’s the blurb for my book, A Ton and One Tales:
This collection of micro fiction spans a range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and realism. A Ton and One Tales has plenty of humour and twist endings to keep you interested. Within the pages you’ll meet aliens, dragons, children, lovers, and more.
Since brevity is the soul of wit, each story is honed down to exactly 101 words, making the book perfect fodder for spare moments in your day. There’s 101 short stories, making this anthology an Arabian Nights for our fast-paced modern age. It covers the magical, momentous and mundane, but each story is memorable in its own right.