Atlas planted the seed of a world tree. He could bear the burden if he knew there would be an end to it.

Sean Vivier shrugged.

She wondered if his rub-on tattoo from That Day was gone, and if he had let it fade, or like her—scrubbed it off.

LiAnn Yim craves coconut, peppermint, and bitter dark chocolate. She tweets from @lkyim and co-edits @GoldenKeyLit.

She raised the glass and downed the love potion.

Soon, she would love him back.

Davian Aw runs the world’s largest Keanu Reeves articles and interviews archive.

She waited all night for the bus: cheer team gym bag half-full, boyfriend’s coat warm, belly warmer, sunrise air cold on her flipflop feet.

Derek Dexheimer (@dex3703) gives his report at He is working on a novel.

Feeling lonely for no particular reason, Bobo decides, no more selfish,
from now on, all kills will be shared.

Filmmaker, new to brand spanking. Most of the time Daniel Appleby is beside himself, just standing there waiting patiently.

Staring with wet eyes at a single blue line, again, she decides to start looking for life changing news somewhere other than on the toilet.

Cristi Donoso is working on creating stories and people. She has never tweeted @cristidbest.

I was between the morning glories and the moonflowers when it began. In the garden, unplugged, I didn’t know it was the end of the world.

Anna Lea Jancewicz can be found here.

The Tilt-a-Whirl was shut down for repairs, so she didn’t get to touch her son that year.

R. Gatwood’s (@iwantanewhead) work has appeared in Per Contra, Monkeybicycle, and Vestal Review.

January morning. My mind’s not right. Still. The dark wind that came last night unfastened all of my hooks and latches, undoing me, still.

M.J. Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario.

I started this site as a venue for thoughtful Twitter fiction in March of 2009, which means that Nanoism is now over 6 years old.

At the time of its founding, it was the first non-genre publication for Twitter fiction, as well as the first of its variety to pay its authors (@thaumatrope, now defunct, was the original pioneer). With 6 years and over 600 stories in its archives, @Nanoism remains the longest continuously running site/account of its kind. Thank you for reading.