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Flash Fiction

Flash fiction: short stories of around 1,000 words or less. (Although, many of these stories are closer to 1,500 words.)

I write flash fiction stories in various genres and combinations of genres, such as suspense, crime, humor, horror, fantasy, and adventure. Also, check out my longer short stories and my story poems.



Justice — Things go terribly wrong after a cocky businessman hires an online hit man.


Contract for Lois — A bitter dispute with her employer results in a new contract for Lois.


Bottled Up — A timid high school boy inadvertently uncorks his bottled up rage when he lets a genie out of the bottle.


Driving the Galaxie — It’s always a special trip when Charles drives his mom around in her classic 1964 Ford Galaxie sedan.


Nurse Jean — Jean takes extraordinary measures to prove to her four grandsons that she is not boring.


9 Minutes to 1960 — Sue’s road to a new job takes a strange detour.


Dead to the World — A woman’s sleeping pill allows her cheating husband to go on nightly adventures.


Memory Bank — A man uses a new high-tech process to remove his bad memories and store them in a Memory Bank.


Face to Face — Online chemistry is one thing. Face to face can be something entirely different.


Party Clown — A disgruntled business partner plans to get his revenge at a surprise birthday party.


Magic Tea — A young businessman will do anything to satisfy his desperate need for sleep.


Resolution — A New Year’s resolution is not always a good thing.


Santa Closet (text-only version) | Illustrated version— A young boy thinks his Christmas is ruined when his family moves into a house without a chimney.


DonorLotto — Combining blood donation and gambling. What could possibly go wrong?


Royal Highness of Intellectitude — A brilliant couple’s love of competition leads to tragedy.


Heart of Gold — A good old boy discovers a solution for his failing heart.


Recycle Man — Janice loves working for the sanitation department because she finds so much perfectly good stuff in other peoples’ garbage.


Screen 13 — The new girl working at the local cinema suspects foul play among her fellow employees.


Writer’s Block — A fiction writer is tormented by the man who made him famous.
NOTE: Aleksandra Brożek-Sala has translated Writer’s Block into Polish (Blokada pisarska). Click here to read the translation. Thanks, Aleksandra!


April’s Fool — A teenage girl’s mean prank backfires.


Dreaming Debra — Debra was the girl of his dream life. He only wished she were the girl of his real life.


Man Down, Ante Up — Revenge is sweet. Unless it comes back to bite you.

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