Flash Fiction Stories

A story in 1000 words or less. A wonderful challenge and something that I have been endeavoring to use to make my reports more succinct!

  • Cold Storage – A Flash Fiction Story
    When a research assistant opens his late professor’s safety deposit box, he finds an unexpected link to his own past. My thanks to Nora McKinney for providing editorial…
  • Retribution
    The narrator of this tale gets an unexpected opportunity for revenge when he smells pizza. (Just so you know … the pizza was a prompt that had to…
  • The Layer Cake Mystery
    On an anniversary trip with his wife, a retired doctor solves a small mystery. A dapper young man bounded down the sweeping staircase of the hotel. He almost…
  • Ooops!
    Okay. This one is a bit naughty. A bit of a what if … I apologize to any of my religious friends for this one… They announce a…
  • (Wedding) Breakfast at Furbelows
    When Mary’s wedding plans are derailed, she turns to her friend for help. This story is revised from one submitted to the 2015 NYC Midnight Competition I look…
  • A ‘Fichey’ Tale
    When Gary finally gets a chance to look for a relative’s treasure map his enthusiasm can’t be dampened. Originally a NYC Midnight Flash Entry, this one was rewritten…
  • Speculative Fiction
    The grand opening of the Sci-Fi Hall of Fame was, so far, an unmitigated disaster, until a little boy gives Dana a ray of hope. Originally written as…
  • A Good Idea
    After a museum visit, a concrete plant worker comes up with the money making idea of a life-time. This short story, from 2015 helped me advance to the…