I watch my friends hang out without me for hours. I don’t think they can see me. I wish they would find my body already.

Cooper Warren is a senior in high school and wrote this short story as a project for English class.

Your silence was louder than the sirens.

Kayla Hazelton is living, laughing, loving.

I’ve always heard people say “there’s no love like a mother’s love.” Sometimes, it makes me wonder how much I am missing out on.

Morgan Foster is a teenage girl without a mother.

As we inch toward the end, the next several stories come from students! I love when teachers use Nanoism as a writing class exercise.

She only says bad things about dad but I know she misses him. I hear her crying after she tucks me in. He died before she could leave him.

Ethan Noll writes as often as possible because it makes him feel good.

She was given a hand mirror and a tampon. She didn’t yet know how many holes she had.

Courtney Schmidt is a writer living in San Antonio with her husband and pup.

He hurt me. I said sorry.

Frances Koziar is a young retiree and social justice advocate in Kingston, Ontario. 

My storage was almost full, until I deleted every email containing your name.

Francesca Leader is a proud Montanan, a deliberately bad cook, and a cat person.

Sci-fi books always get it wrong. As I build I wish I were more like it, not vice versa. There’s a reason robots don’t have feelings.

Philip Simondet is an improviser, a musician, a podcaster, and a writer, and he still doesn’t like himself. 

I opened the door to see who’d been knocking and saw just the same few brooms and old jugs of bleach, huddled in the corners of the closet.

Daniel Galef and David Galef have been writing stories in Nanoism for ten years.