A publication for the Short Form on Medium

I add pretty much anyone who asks as an editor. That just means you can post your short form work here, not that you can edit other people’s work or approve or reject it. Please don’t do that. Thanks.

What is Short Form?

Short form is anything on Medium that is 150 words or less.

1.Bold the first sentence.
2. Don’t include a headline, sub-headline, or picture.

That’s it.

EXAMPLE

This is my first sentence.

Blah, blah, blah, one hundred and fifty times….

If you need more details this is from Medium themselves.

What is Short Shot City?

Do you read your stories after publishing?

Random Thought #1

As writers and editors we all read our stories before we put them out there. But how many of us read them with the same fervor after hitting publish?

I have this weird habit of reading my articles multiple times after they have been published for everyone to see.

The little narcissistic in me likes to read those lines again that resonated with my readers the most. The highlight feature is really cool.

And then there’s my insecure self who nurtures my anxiety from time to time by forcing me to go over the content I already posted to check whether they’re good enough to be out in the open.

I think (and hope) I’m not the only one who does that, amirite?

Sunday morning.

It’s 9am. Brother comes over. Drunk already. Brings his dog.

He’s the sweetest dog. My brother treats him well.

He’s ranting. I’m getting ready for work. I make coffee. I only have enough beans for one cup. I make a cup for him.

I start my car. It’s 8 degrees outside so I’m letting it warm up. I come back in.

It smells like vodka. He’s spilled the coffee. I turn the T.V. on and brush my teeth.

I leave for work.

Sunday morning.

Slump Talk #1

I feel like I’m in a slump, a creative slump lately. I had recently put myself up to a challenge of writing poems for 30 days thinking that such a push would motivate me to write more. I racked my brain and made it to 5 poems and that’s it. My brain has switched off and my mind is everywhere else than where I want it to focus on.

I have written about how to get out of writers’ block before, but this time, I kind of feel like I do not want to either. I have not accomplished anything to deserve a break but right now the only word that I can think of considering my overall feeling about everything is: meh.

I will keep writing about my slump phases here so as to make myself come back to the platform to write more.

Thanks ❤

Stop wasting your time.

We have limited amount of time on this planet. You aren’t getting any younger. Your health can decline at any point. Give yourself a goal. Keep aiming at that goal. Make it a goal bigger than yourself.

That’s all you have time for. We aren’t born to walk meekly across the stage of the life. We were called to do something great, or at least die trying.

Whatever you do, stop wasting your time.

I am typing this whilst am at work doing not so important jobs. I have to pretend that the jobs are important, trust me they are not.

I wrote a…

Dumb Joke #Whatever:

Comedians will take an insane premise and turn it into a great joke. Politicians will take an insane premise and turn it into policy.

Short Shots City

A publication for the Short Form on Medium

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