Welcome to the homepage for the TINY TALES series of
traditional myths and folktales retold in 100 words.
Each completed book is free to read online as a Pressbook or you can download a free digital file (PDF, epub); you can also listen to a free audiobook. In addition, you can purchase a Kindle version or paperback version from Amazon.
There are TEN "Tiny Tale" books available right now: nine books of stories, along with a teaching guide. (Plus, there are two books of 100-word stories by my students from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, and a book from Digital Pedagogy Lab of 2021). Scroll down to see what's happening now: animal folktales from Africa... lots and lots of stories from Africa. :-)
1. Tiny Tales of Nasruddin
2. Tiny Tales from India
3. Tiny Tales from Aesop
4. Tiny Tales Teaching Guide
10. Tiny Tales from Africa: The Animals, vol. 2
I'm already writing the stories for volume 3 of the African animal tales! You can see the African stories accumulating here. Some of the cast of characters:
Related project: How to Write 100-Word Stories. This is the first, very rough draft of a manual for writing microfiction which I used in the Digital Pedagogy Lab in 2021. I'll be revising and expanding this into a book during summer 2022; for now, you can access the book as a Google Document here: Micro.LauraGibbs.net. Feedback and suggestions are very welcome!