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- I hate this kinda crap. There’s nothing worse than when someone you care for dies and everyone stands around crying and the over-hyped lamentations begin. Somehow, whatever faults and shortcomings th...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 12 Mar 2019

Shining On

- It's unfortunate when you try something new and it all goes to pot. Big Dave is only too familiar with such misfortune, his rundown bar barely covers the rent and its faulty neon sign seems rather ap...

By: steffanie | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Sep 2018

Now and Forever

- I sat leaning against the stone pillar of the decades-old bridge, watching as the sun began to rise over the horizon, my legs dangling over the edge, my hand resting on the recently installed railing...

By: bella685 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 17 Apr 2017

Memories in a cloud

- Richard lay down on the grass in the garden holding a chewed ball, looking up at the clouds.  Seeing the familiar shapes floating past. He watched a Rocketship float passed, a shark swimming quickl...

By: rbo | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Apr 2017

Kayla

- He loved Kayla in the way one loves a small child or an injured puppy. He loved her, not because she was the right girl for him, but because he was the right one for her. He loved her because she wa...

By: incaendo | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 17 Aug 2016

Flaking To Dust

-   It’s familiar now, this feeling: a heart squeezed by invisible hands, phantom fingernails tearing at flesh that pounds with desperation. Misery squashing lungs like a squeezebox, expelling breath ...

By: Welshdreamer42 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 29 Apr 2016

Blue Eyes

- Her hands tremble, running through her hair in an anxious gesture. The alien four walls around her seem to be pressing closer the longer she stays here; compressing all of the echos of words, all of h...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 12 Apr 2015

How Can I Choose?

- Is it possible to cope simultaneously with the torment of choosing whether I will to stay and accept less than I desire, or the agony of wanting to walk away because I know you'll never be able to g...

By: Sparkle | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 Aug 2014

Your Touch

- I turn smiling, though the tracks of my tears still appear on my face, looking at the blonde-haired little girl, as she walks to me. She looks up at me and says softly, "Daddy, it's time. We must go."...

By: frogprince | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 May 2014

Bittersweet Memories

- I look at you sitting in the bay window, overlooking the setting sun, as twilight slowly approaches the Pacific Ocean. My heart feels warm and my soul is full of love. You sit there with your knees u...

By: frogprince | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 May 2014

To Fly Like a Hawk

- “David, is that you? Are you back?” she asked. There was no answer. It was a Red-tailed Hawk that had landed on a branch above. She had heard his wings flutter. She stared up now as she raised her a...

By: An_occasional_writer | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 16 Oct 2013 Editor's Pick

Musical Memories

- Sharlene sat at the piano for what seemed like hours, staring at the keys. She reminisced of times spent with Klyde. She began fingering the keys and notes she never heard before began to play. She c...

By: genievamp | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.2| Added: 09 Jun 2013

One Door Closes . . .

- One Door Closes. . . I spent the last six months in my failure-of-a-marriage, tying up loose ends. Divesting myself of all that I'd gained in twenty years. We all accumulate things, to keep unde...

By: bri54 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 May 2013

A Time and Place

- A Time and Place by Rumple deWriter It had all ended. The last hymn faded into silence. The last prayer spoken. The last condolence given. Mike still couldn’t cry—not yet. Back home he fell int...

By: Rumple_deWriter | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 29 Feb 2012

Empty Kitchen

- “Shoot!” The exclamation punctuated the sound of pottery shattering. My neighbor, Karen had dropped a cup. It lay in shards across the hard kitchen tile. “Don’t worry, it’s just a cup. I have o...

By: Michael | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Dec 2011

Crossing the Line

- You want to know the real reason why sleeping with your friends is a very bad idea? I learned that lesson the hard way back four years ago when I hooked up with Billy. We started out as friends back...

By: ladysharon | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 29 May 2011