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Sweetheart

In this original short web fiction piece by Sylvia Krakauer (approx. 2300 words) you’ll find out that sometimes being what other people call crazy is the sanest thing in the world. * * * * Marriage is like a fortress besieged: those who are outside want to get in, and those who are inside want […]

Best Personal Ad Ever

by Sylvia Krakauer “So what do you do”, I said to the computer screen, “if you really do like walking on the beach and you really don’t play games?” I guess things get to be clich├ęs for a reason. But I didn’t want someone who thought I was just like everyone else. So maybe I […]

Food Stories

If you’re a fan of flash fiction, you’ll find tons of examples on this site. Below are six stories by Milda Harris all written around the theme of “Food.” Yum! Food Stories by Milda Harris I stared at the girl making the Nutella crepe and couldn’t help myself. I went to the counter and ordered […]

Dave Murphy’s Kid

In another one of Christy Murphy’s true stories about growing up, you’ll find out why it’s both awesome and hard to be the geeky kid of a fun-loving dad. * * * * When I was in middle school, I found out that my Algebra teacher Mrs. McClure had gone to high school with my […]

Until Today

Waiting for yet another wedding ceremony to start, Kate wishes she was at the movies instead. This is in the vein of “flash fiction” which are short, short stories of less than 1,000 words (approx 170 words). * * * * “There will be cake,” she tells herself and tries to look as if she’s […]

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Epiphanies

by Sylvia Krakauer Enjoy these flash fiction stories all about epiphanies. I had an epiphany today about my priorities. I no longer let my underwear soak in the sink while I shower because my cat recently started climbing into sink and sitting in the basin. I think that if I had soap in the sink […]

Short But Sweet Stories of Revenge

by Christy MurphyShe forced herself to relax as she lined up her sights and waited for her view to be unobstructed. As the carnival goers moved away from her target, she held her breath and pulled the trigger. No one would ever suffer at his hands again. * * * * * Some might think […]

Whoever Promised That Life Would be Fair

by Sylvia Krakauer Almost everyone I know remembers the first time the previously dispositive complaint “That’s not fair” was not met with a sincere effort to make things right but with a dismissive “Whoever promised that life would be fair?” Most of us were shocked into silence without fully grasping that our worlds were forever […]

Bad Dating Stories in Five Lines or Fewer

By Christy Murphy “You don’t have to if you don’t want to,” he said, but she couldn’t risk that he didn’t mean it. She closed her eyes, silenced her inner warning bells, and followed him down the hall. * * * * * As she rants about her ex-boyfriend’s commitment issues during their coffee date, […]

You’ve Been Selected

by Christy Murphy After having worked in fast food and retail, I thought I’d hit the big time when I scored a job working at Birch Radio Research . There I had reached the holy grail of all high school part-time jobs, I got to SIT instead of stand for a whole shift. When I […]