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In Threads: Issue 001

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Singed Remnants
by LexiCon (WordiGirl)
by Desdemona Rose
Pulling Strings
by Amy Winters-Voss
The New Mayor
by George Sanders

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    From the Editor

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of In Threads! I’ve been jittery with excitement as I put this issue together. Free stories, supporting each other, and sharing our work together–these part of what I wanted for a writing community. Finally that vision is coming to fruition!
    Where do stories begin? With an idea, a snippet, a picture. After that an author nurtures it into something that stands on its own–a story.
    How did the challenge start? A group of four friends took up the challenge of writing VSSes daily for a month and shared a Twitter poll to see whose story was best. vssCollab was born out of the desire to be able to include more authors, put less stress on ourselves if we had to miss a day, and to share participants’ work.

    About In Threads & VSS

    In Threads is a free zine of submitted entries from the vssCollab challenges. VSS stands for Very Short Story and is a social media post length (up to ~280 characters) story snippet using daily prompt words. For vssCollab, we combine these original snippets into longer stories in Twitter threads. Thus the name of our zine. We also read the stories aloud in a special Twitch stream.

    The authors that submit to In Threads help promote and encourage each other. It’s more than a challenge. It’s a community where we lift each other up.

    Join Us!

    Would you like to join the challenge and our blossoming writing community?

    Each month, we write social media length story snippets using daily prompts and combine these snippets into longer stories. We have an active and supportive group and have gained attention in the wider VSS community.

    We award badge prizes for those who use at least half of the prompts for the month.

    Challengers may take part in the joint editing sessions, submit their best stories to In Threads issues, and participate in the read aloud Twitch streams that happen with each In Threads issue release.

    The community lifts each other up as we grow together.
    To learn more or read other issues of in threads:
    Visit: vssCollab


    Copyright of the stories in this issue belongs to the authors. In Threads makes no claim to the rights of the story contents. This zine also received author permission to publish each entry and gives full credits the authors. Please contact the authors, if you wish to learn about using their content.

    The remainder of this zine’s content and design is © Amy Winters-Voss 2023, unless otherwise specified.


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