Can you tell a story in fewer words than a tweet? How about in fewer words than a text message? Think you can do it in exactly 100 words? Then join in.

This meme will test your ability to write succinctly and test your vocabulary, providing you with chances again and again to examine your work and think about whether or not you've used the simplest, most effective words you can.


View the Weekend 100 posts and join in the fun.

How It Works

No. What you base your microstory on is all up to you. Find inspiration in something you've read, seen, observed, or experienced, and use it to create a 100-word story.

Yes, no more, no less. That's the challenge. You can easily track word count in Google Docs or Word. Or you can use a tool, such as WORDCounter.net, to keep count as you write.

Write your story and post it on your blog or website with a photo or artwork. Visit the latest Weekend 100 post between 3 a.m. Saturdays to 8 a.m. Morndays (ET), add your name to the link list, and comment on the post.

You don't have to do either of those things. But building online connections are what memes are all about. Try to visit and comment on the posts of at least three participants. It'll be fun and interesting.

Yes. The link list is set up as a blog hop, so you can add the list to your post, as well, if you'd like to do that.