For reasons that aren’t entirely clear — shouldn’t AOL have the means to maintain a simple social network for micro-writing? — the flash fiction site with an adorable name is going the way of the do-do and the Kozmo. As AOL suggests in their press release, I’ve gone into my own profile to retrieve the handful of 1024-character tales I wrote back in May. For a few weeks there, a few of us local blogging folks tried to keep to a regular schedule of Friday Ficlets. I was out of the game before June, though I believe Rusty and Seth kept on for a little bit longer.
So now they’ll live here, re-blogged each as their own post, backdated to their Ficlet birthday and marked as fiction:
If you did a few Ficlets of your own, I’d advise that you log in sooner rather than later. AOL is making it rather plain that by mid-January of next year, the creative output of several hundred writers-in-brief will vanish. Seems a shame, really.