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While our Collective is primarily interested in story and character driven micro fiction, there is another category worth mentioning. And that is the micro moment: something that rhythmically transports a reader through a time or an emotion. Franz Kafka’s “The Wish to Be a Red Indian” is one such moment. Someone in the group said that he could read this over and over and each time feels the swell of freedom, the wind in his hair. 

Here is the text to Kafka’s micro moment.

“The Wish to be a Red Indian” by Franz Kafka
If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a racing horse, leaning against the wind, kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one’s spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse’s neck and head would be already gone.

The above art piece that combines words and images was created by Alexx Henry (http://www.alexxhenry.com/) Click on the picture to see a larger view.