Category: short story

  • Flash Fiction – Filters

    Flash Fiction – Filters

    Six Sentence Story – Connection Filters Shelby felt like she had slipped between the cracks of her life where she was neither in or out of most things. Her phone was the connection to a reality that she was supposed to have with filters and fake smiles. The more she tried to connect to that […]

  • Flash Fiction – Hit the Road

    Flash Fiction – Hit the Road

    April 29, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “hit the road, Jack.” You can interpret the phrase any way you like — road trip, goodbye, or story. Go where the prompt leads! Hit the Road “Hit the road, Jack! And, don’t you come back no more…”  […]

  • Flash Fiction – Need To Get Up

    Flash Fiction – Need To Get Up

    Need To Get Up When I woke up, it was still dark. I felt so warm and comfy that I didn’t want to move. The day’s schedule ran through my head to decide if it was worth going in late or not at all. When I took in that deep breath I noticed how stale […]

  • Flash Fiction – Feeding Family

    Flash Fiction – Feeding Family

    Feeding Family Everyday Ester and Bill would sit at the same bench in the park and feed the birds. Once Bill passed on, Ester found it hard to keep going. They never had children during their 50 years of marriage and in a way she had begun to feel like the birds were her family. […]

  • Flash Fiction – Dirty Hands

    Flash Fiction – Dirty Hands

    April 22, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about earthing. Put a character’s hands, feet or body and soul into the earth. Who needs recharging? What happens between the interaction? Go where the prompt leads! Dirty Hands Charlie washed the dirt off of his hands in the kitchen sink. […]

  • Flash Fiction – What Is a Photo Worth?

    Flash Fiction – What Is a Photo Worth?

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is it worth when you find a picture of your wife with another man? I almost fainted when I saw the photo amongst all of the family portraits. There she was in that dress that she knew I loved with her arms around someone else. […]

  • Flash Fiction – Eventually They See

    Flash Fiction – Eventually They See

    It was supposed to be like any other interview but everything felt different. Nothing looked out of place in the man’s apartment and he seemed friendly enough. “Tell me about the first time that you noticed you were different.” she stated, picking up her notebook. “When I was little and my mom couldn’t see them.” […]

  • Flash Fiction – Teach Them

    Flash Fiction – Teach Them

    As children grow, they watch their parents and try to emulate them. Whether it be how they dress or talk. Maybe even the way they chose to live their lives.  Melissa firmly believed that her daughter would know everything she needed to know. Being a single mother wasn’t easy, but she managed to teach her […]

  • Flash Fiction – I Was Petrified

    Flash Fiction – I Was Petrified

    The light gets brighter, and my heart is pounding. Something or someone is moving just beyond the light and slowly coming towards me. I open my mouth but no sound comes out. I close my eyes and try to leave my body behind, but there is a buzzing sound like a chainsaw getting ready to […]

  • Short Story – Nighttime Adventure

    Short Story – Nighttime Adventure

    “Wake up…” my father whispered as he gently tapped me on the shoulder, “It is time.” I rolled out of bed and rubbed the sleep from my tired eyes. My father had already left the room and I could hear his footsteps going down the stairs. I put on my slippers and hurried to catch […]