What is #vss365?

#vss365 is a tweet-sized writing prompt based on a specific daily word prompt. Entries must incorporate the word into a story or poem, highlighted within their entry as a hashtag (ex., #word).

The words are typically used as thematic inspiration but can be used however the writer wishes. The prompt is delivered by the designated host on their Twitter account. There are two hosts every month, each with their own unique style and word choices.

“vss365” stands for Very Short Story 365. The idea behind the hashtag is to give writers daily writing inspiration every day of the year. Because the stories were the size of tweets, they were dubbed “very short” stories.