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Closing Time

- “Excuse me. Is the bar still open?” I look up from cleaning to see an older male with an overly patched burlap messenger bag that has seen better days. I motion for the man to sit down at a table th...

By: ladysharon | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 12 Oct 2018

The Right Tonic

- As his band stepped onto the stage, Tyrone stole a moment to sip his dirty martini. He ran his tongue along his upper lip as he admired the glass, savoring the lingering taste of the alcohol. With a ...

By: Paperboy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Sep 2018 Editor's Pick

Of a Toke and a Time

- I lit the J between my lips and sucked its smoke deep into my fifty-year-old lungs. I held my breath and let it coat me inside. I sucked in more air to expand them further; to expose more tissue to t...

By: Wordpusher715 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 30 Sep 2018

The Penguin says...

- A penguin walks into a local little dive bar. The neon sign in the window didn't just flash “open” like most. She blinked as it flashed "Dirty Martini served here.” It was 4:20pm when she climbed up ...

By: DenimAngel | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Sep 2018

Letter to a Friend

-   Dear Alan, It's been a while since I wrote to you. Did you know there's a story competition in your name? I had an idea for it, started to write something. It was clever, funny, titled Jankows...

By: gypsy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 28 Sep 2018

A Farewell Drink

- The glow of the neon sign lit her face as she walked into the bar with a Gibson Les Paul guitar strapped across her back and carrying an urn in her hands. She set the urn in an empty stool and sat ne...

By: NymphWriter | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2018

Logical

- A strange thing happened the other day. I'm not sure whether the time had anything to do with it because it was only four-twenty in the afternoon and the rush hour hadn't yet got under way. Anyway, ...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Sep 2018

Black Birds

-   Black Birds Cold night air pinched at the darkness. Frost painted featherlike patterns on the windscreens of the parked cars along the street. Grass huddled together beneath their icing sugar c...

By: LloydOxton | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2018

The Last Beginning

- “This is like a Rod Serling Twilight Zone episode!” he observed. “Four of us locked in a room, and none of us know how we got here!” “And none of us seem that concerned about it!” the photographer n...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2018

The Four Hundred and Twentieth Warden

- Dear Dad, It’s Julie. This is the letter we always used to wonder about. It took much longer than expected. My timeline runs parallel to, but thirty years ahead of yours, and I’ve grown older here ...

By: julie_slink | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2018

Silly Me

- Dirty Martini 420 Competition • No entry fee • All entries must be new, original work • One entry per person • Limit 420 words • Category must be Micro Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry or Songs • Tags...

By: Jimwillhavefun | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2018

One More

- I pulled the last olive off the swizzle stick with my teeth and ate it before finishing off my drink. Looking up at the clock it, showed 4:20. It was in the AM, not the afternoon. It had been a lon...

By: meredith | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2018

Last Note

- “What is this place?” he thought to himself. He carried only his beloved Gibson Les Paul guitar as he kept stumbling forward. His watch read 4:20 but he didn’t know if it was A.M. or P.M. A booming...

By: Dreamcatcher | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2018

420 Minutes

- The first time I meet you in a guitar store, strumming a Gibson Les Paul guitar I know you are the man I should be scared to get closer. My eyes behind my digital camera focus on your face while you...

By: rune | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2018

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

The Most Mediocre Story Ever

- --- Within its first few lines, this work contains language or other material which some readers may find inane or offensive. In consideration, Stories Space has hidden the preview of this supremely ...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 22 Jun 2014

Little Girl

- "There's probably not a lot you can do." "Stop worrying, you're doing all you can." "She's not going to listen to you."  "She's going to hate you for this." "She's never going to trust you aga...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 3.8| Added: 20 Apr 2013

The Painting

- She stepped back and admired her handiwork. The painting had taken her months to complete. Someone in her grieving group had suggested she go back to painting after her husband died, and it seemed lik...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2013

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

The Birthday Party

- She did this every year, so the call came as no surprise. In fact, I had been expecting it for the last few days. The only surprise was that it took so long. I was sitting with my wife having our coff...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 27 May 2011 Editor's Pick