Janet read short-short fiction that debuted on her blog. Each piece was created by using the same writing exercise:
Inspired by a simple word, chosen at random, write a two-page double-spaced story, using the Word at least once.
The exercise may seem simple, but it has yielded—at least in Janet's case—remarkable snapshots of unexpectedly fascinating characters. The prose? Sharp, concise, and often bitingly funny.
I love "All but Dissertation," inspired by the word "clip"—but all her work is worth a read.
Check out Janet Fitch's blog for more (free!) short-short fiction.