Lost Balloon publishes flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry under 1,000 words. We love micro-stories, so if you have something shorter than 500 words, that’s even better! There are no theme or genre restrictions, but we want your best. Give us work that entertains and challenges, that pushes boundaries and breaks hearts.
The site’s name was inspired by those small and sad but whimsical moments in life: the birthday balloon that slips from your fingers and floats into the horizon, or the dropped ice cream cone.
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There are 7 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
6 min | 11.33 mean avg | 12 median | 15 max days
85.71%(0.00% of rejections are personal)
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days waiting) Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data. We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.