Once when I was at a writing group, someone shared a story that had everything a story needs to be completely wonderful: conflict, heartwarming characters, and an amusing resolution. And it had all this in just 100 words.
Most people would think, ‘hey, it’s fewer words, so it must be easier to write, right?’ Wrong. I’ve never had a more difficult time than when I’ve been given a word limit.
#vss is a hashtag on twitter that means “very short story.” Mostly, I see people using it to write poetry, since getting an entire story in complete sentences in less than 140 characters is an interesting challenge (and you have to make sure to leave room for the hashtag, of course).