50 items or less is a group of writers who come together to share the “mini-sagas” they have created. It is a digital community that seeks to foster creativity and inspire each member to challenge themselves to think differently, deeply, and without limitation. We encourage one another to grow as writers, creatives, and human beings. We hold no hate, no malice, and no desire but honest communication and artistry. The rule is simple. Write stories, poems, or prose that are exactly fifty (50) words (on occasion less than 50) and share it with each other. Hopefully, we will create a massive collection of inspired works that will live on in perpetuity. The time is now. Share your oceans in a single glass.



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  1. disseminatedthought February 19, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    It’s blogging award time! I’ve nominated 50 Items or Less for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It’s like a Grammy, except for the following good and bad points:

    Good: Unlike the Grammys, there’s no Chris Brown. That’s gotta be a good thing in anyone’s book.
    Bad: You receive no trophy, no money and limited kudos. The kudos has no cash value. I checked.

    Click here to jump to The Dissemination of Thought to find out all about it.

    • metalheadtakesthesquare February 20, 2012 at 3:55 am #

      Thank you very much for the praise! I know we all appreciate it. I will stop by your page and take a look around. My first impression left me quite impressed. Thanks for reading our humble page.

  2. Johann February 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Shouldn’t the blog be titled “Fifty Items Or Fewer”? Just a grammar nazi checking in. I love the blog.

    • metalheadtakesthesquare February 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

      Perhaps it should. But I was trying to go with something that referred to the checkout lanes at the store that have those signs limiting items for checkout. It’s just a silly allusion to the tough choices that are made when decided what you really want. I’m glad you like our work. Come back anytime.

  3. Sine Qua Non October 24, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    i dont’ know how i will be able to submit my own stuff that’s been inspired by this blog. and then i thought i’d put together what i’ve done so far and send you the link 🙂

    do check it out 🙂


    • sleepysuperhero October 24, 2012 at 4:23 am #

      We have a facebook group that we used to hone these works into what you see here. I see that Sine Qua Non is a group page on facebook, but if you have a private user account, add me and I’ll add you to the group happily 🙂


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