250 WORDS —
The exploration of a moment.
A micro memoir is an entire universe packed into a paragraph or two. As the writer Beth Ann Fennelly puts it, “One doesn’t read a great micro-memoir and think, ‘Wow, I’d love to see the fuller version of that,’ in the same way one doesn’t see a hummingbird and wish it were an eagle.”
But like a hummingbird, the beauty of a micro-memoir is in its exquisite detail. Which means that this form is best suited to bring to life a moment, rather than a lifetime. Read Fennelly’s “Ten Tips for Tiny Truths”,
and then bring your own moment of discovery (or humor or surprise or reflection) into existence, in 250 words or less.
For examples of how your peers approached this prompt, check out "Insert Black Girl Here"
by balmainxbangtan, "Micro Memoir" by Red Cat, and "Micro Memoir" by Melissa X.