Flash Fiction

Noveldog’s Castle

A Flash Fiction by Ken Olson The sky is flat this morning and words won’t fall out. No words for a poem, no words for a story; mundane, domestic words or stirring, cosmopolitan words for Joe’s daring exploits far from his home. It makes no difference once the sky loses its verve. So, Joe summons […]

the window chilled my tiny fingertips

A Flash Fiction by Matt Petras In my grey sweatpants and navy blue sweatshirt, I climbed onto the armchair, placed my little hands on the top of the velvet chair and gazed out the window at the lights. I saw streetlights, houses aglow with yellows and blues through their windows, cars beaming light at the […]

And Again

A Flash Fiction by Rachel Johanna Darroch The chair creaks under her weight in a shriek of metal and quarrelsome springs. Wheels whirl across the floor, clicking over the divots in the warped floorboards as she takes her place before the computer screen in grave repose. Hesitance tightens her shoulders to her ears like corkscrews. […]

The Pipe

A Flash Fiction by Philip Redo It was a big pipe. And it was coated with some kind of cloth. Painted white. As he stared at it he thought that maybe the white paint had been brushed over some kind of adhesive tape or even a gauze. The big pipe turned at 90 degrees into […]

Slim Pickings

A Flash Fiction by Pamela R Winnick Marla parked between the yellow lines and slid out of her Jetta, the April breeze teasing her long blond hair. She wore a leather jacket and tight-fitting leggings that revealed skinny, well-toned thighs. When she spotted Art’s Jeep, she waved at him, smiling.  He stepped out, his belly […]

Urban Legend

A Flash Fiction by Aditi Ramaswamy So my car breaks down a lot… I really should replace it––but somehow, I can’t bring myself to. Fine, I’ll say it: I’m fond of the damn piece of junk. I think people nowadays are far too focused on their destinations that they don’t take time off to enjoy […]

On the Line

A Flash Fiction by Kevin Reigle Johnny Rutledge flipped open the lunch pail as he straddled his usual bench.  His legs kicked out at each side like a jockey waiting at the starting gate. He rummaged through the lunch pail for his sandwich. Johnny grimaced at the loud clanging that pulsed through the walls and […]

Another Relationship Story

Flash Fiction by Rob Reynolds I’m pulling out of Fresno late one night when this baboon waves me down. He wants to know how far I’m going. I say I don’t know. He shows a fifth of Jack. We’re on our way. I wonder sometimes why I keep this up — the stench, the hair, […]