A Collection of 12 Word Stories

Have your own 12 word story? Send it to me via social media below!


Authors note: 12 word stories are a great way to practice fiction writing. Due to the limited word count, you have to work hard to tell an engaging story, develop connection with the characters and have a plot. These feel like bicep curls for the mind. 

"Brevity is the soul of wit" - William Shakespeare

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Zachary Phillips
Zachary Phillips is an Australian born writer, podcaster, vlogger, school teacher, mental health advocate, motivational speaker and martial artist. He uses these platforms to promote mental health awareness, personal development and self-discovery.
Coming from a troubled past, he began writing as a form of therapy. After finding that sharing his story helped others to move on and heal, he decided to release his first book 'Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood' to the public.
It provides a personal and brutally honest account of the destructive dynamic that a drug affected and mentally ill father can have on his child.
 Zachary gives us a sacred peek into his once shattered mind, teaching us that, even against all the odds, a broken mind can not only be healed, but can go on to flourish, inspiring others along the way.  - About Under The Influence 

"I hope that my work will help to reduce the stigma around mental illness and provide some guidance to those facing similar circumstances."

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