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Found 46 stories and posts tagged 'flash fiction'.



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.



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.



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.


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.



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.



Laura Anne Gilman


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.



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.

Tree in Acadia National Park


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.

Head explosion


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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Shot in Dali, China