I've recently taken to writing very short [200 words and less - got one floating around that's only 66 words!] 'stories' that don't seem to have much of a storyline at all, but hint at something greater. Every definition of 'vignette' I've read pretty much points to these being vignettes. I think I write them because I get tired of my crime novel [which I greatly enjoy writing, but there's only so much time one can spend writing and researching for something so heavy], so I go off and do something else for ten minutes, and that's usually writing because I'm already in the zone. Anyway, all of that has gotten me thinking. What is a vignette? Short story, or poetry? Or a bit of both? Or something totally its own?