A ficlet is a short-short story – for the purposes of who I considered for awards, I defined a ficlet as less than 2000 words. I’m not counting stories that should have been longer if it weren’t for the fact that the authors were lazy.

Without further ado, the award for best ficlet goes to…




Why this one? I liked the twist. And I liked the format. It was everything a short-short should be: concise, well-thought out, and free of distraction by unimportant details. Since it is so short, there’s not much to say about it in review. I suggest that those who are interested simply go read it.

"The Last Word" can be found at Outpost Daria here.