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Found 46 stories and posts tagged 'flash fiction'.

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Nancy Jane Moore

Alternate Explanation

Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 87 views

Humor Historical flash fiction Shakespeare

This is a very, very short story from back in the early days of Book View Cafe when I was publishing a flash fiction every week (eventually collected in Flashes of Illumination). I was inspired to post it by this article in The Atlantic.

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KJ Kabza

Road Test

Published May 5, 2019 · 341 words (2 minutes) · 17 views

Science Fiction flash fiction disability

In their zeal to help combat a public health crisis, the government has passed a law that ties vehicle ownership to performance on a physical fitness test—without taking into account people like Karlee's brother, who uses a wheelchair and can never meet the requirements.

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Aidan Moher

The Colour of the Sky on the Day the World Ended

Published May 2, 2019 · 673 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 87 views

Fantasy post-apocalpytic Magical Realism apocalyptic flash fiction Badass Women Young Protagonist

A young girl and her dog search their ash-covered island for treasure in the days following the world's end.

I poured the layered acrylic paint into a couple of separate paddles and let them melt.
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Hayley Stone

Late Bloomer

Published Apr 26, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 130 views

Fantasy magic Older Protagonists flash fiction Grief female protagonist

An old widow grapples with unexpected power after finding herself suddenly visited by magic.

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Renee Carter Hall

The Garden

Published Apr 18, 2019 · 390 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 36 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction flash fiction

A small seed of a story about hope and persistence.

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Laura Anne Gilman

Catseye

Published Apr 7, 2019 · 788 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 205 views

Fantasy Magical Realism magic cats short fiction familiars flash fiction

Originally published in the anthology FAMILIARS, edited by Denise Little, it was born out of hearing a man say that he would never date a woman who owned a cat....

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Hal Y. Zhang

Peripheral #13

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 100 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 46 views

Science Fiction flash fiction micro fiction

Are you oriented? A tiny simulated story.

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C.R. Langille

"The Horror of Sunshine Meadows"

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 478 words (2 minutes) · 192 views

Horror flash fiction

They warned me to stay away from the woods. I should have listened.

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C.R. Langille

"Skalden Ord"

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 480 words (2 minutes) · 109 views

Horror flash fiction

Words have power for those who know how to use them properly. See what happens when a classic tale comes to life.

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Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis

Her Silver Chains

Published Mar 7, 2019 · 1,189 words (5 minutes) · 96 views

Fantasy Horror Freedom werewolves Feminism Sisters fairy tale flash fiction

Each month, Klara must spend a night in the keeping room. The latch is wrought iron, and unlocked. It is too complex for claws, and who in their right mind would release a virgin under the full moon? 

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