Flash Fiction

The Laws of Nature

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two space prospectors, Zdenek and Sarika, encounter an unusual unknown life form in space. Due to carelessness, the first contact with it turns out to be too harsh and the situation escalates…


Reading Time: 3 minutes An android physician achieves a fleeting moment of sentience.


Reading Time: 4 minutes Does the value of true peace transcend the means of its own achievement?

Hotel De Mort

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most folks say death on the premises is bad for business. For Hotel de Mort, it’s life.

The Uryuom Plight

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trapped on a backward planet hundreds of light-years from home, a brave astronaut hides in plain sight among the resident aliens and laments the dying world he left behind.

For Love, I Tear

Reading Time: 4 minutes A not-quite-human entity roams the world, hoping to find true love before her kind is erased from existence.

Twinkle Twinkle

Reading Time: 5 minutes A mother, son, and grandmother evacuate a dark, frozen planet earth but dread something even worse.

Decision Tree

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trapped in a life pod attached to a dying spacecraft, an aging, battle-weary engineer has less than three minutes to live and an impossible choice to make. However, thanks to two computer programmers—over 100 years in the past—he’s not alone.

A Rational House

Reading Time: 5 minutes A tightly wound architect is forced to extremes when ridding her house of a man who keeps growing from the walls.


Reading Time: 3 minutes What happens when today’s interstellar travelers meet those that arrived before them?

The Roommate

Reading Time: 4 minutes The hole in my floor descended deep into the ground. Damp, mildewy air wafted up.

Everything is a Rocket Ship

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s something I never told you, but I think you’re old enough now to know. I have a magic inside me. It lives between the lines in my fingertips and changes what I touch so I can fly away to a world far less frightening.

A Mother Knows

Reading Time: 2 minutes After fertility reached an all time low, fertile women are inseminated in an effort to save humanity. While caring for her dying child, one mother takes measure to ensure she won’t have another baby.

A Last Word

Reading Time: 3 minutes An author must tell his three elderly leading characters that he is handing them over to someone else.

Honeybee and the Blot

Reading Time: 4 minutes An unusual rendezvous takes place in outer space. The synthetic creature known as Honeybee brings a young man’s soul to her lover, an entity called the Blot. Yet Honeybee begins to question her relationship with the Blot after it treats her poorly.

Never Gone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Gertrude haunts an office chair at night. But how to get rid of a slightly-annoying ghost?

Tik Tok Man

Reading Time: 3 minutes The five second burst of sound cycled over and over, breaking against his thoughts like waves against a levy, overwhelming him, washing him away.

The Falls of Imoletta

Reading Time: 4 minutes One can spend an entire lifetime searching for something, only to find it lies just beyond your grasp – and your lifetime has vanished in the blink of an eye.


Reading Time: 2 minutes Jenny hangs the traps every sunset. She measures the string against her arm and wraps it twice around each jar tied with a double knot. She hangs them from the strongest branches of the big dead oak on Hangman’s Hill.

Lighthouse In The Desert

Reading Time: 4 minutes There is something special about desert at night: A dark-grey sea of emptiness stretched before us, with nothing but sand dunes and tall, sharp rocks for miles around. If we watched closely, we’d see it was crawling with life, with snakes, scorpions, and other little nightmares, but I kept my eyes on the road, and the hitchhiker – Joey – stared at the sky.

The Mascareri

Reading Time: 3 minutes The oldest mask shop in Venice has a mask for everything, and the owner will take whatever you have to offer.

Universal Story

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I mentioned the Kintoc spring tale of relocating entire lakes using braided ropes, a herd of elk and sub-zero temperatures, I didn’t consider that I might soon be living all of it.

Out Here

Reading Time: 3 minutes A century ago, a question blossomed in our awareness that has tormented each subsequent generation’s brightest scientific minds. Since other intelligent life must be out there in a universe so vast, why haven’t they found us yet?

Grave Concerns

Reading Time: 4 minutes “My name is Calder Freeman. I am the head arcanist at GraveSecure.” He said it casually, like someone offhandedly mentioning they were a garbageman or an accountant, not an honest-to-God necromancer.

Amelia’s Appliances

Reading Time: 4 minutes As William ambles into the kitchen to retrieve his morning coffee, he slips on a patch of melted ice. When he falls on his back, the dishwasher swings its door open and smacks him on the head.

Please Hold

Reading Time: 4 minutes Brother Gregor bent close to his work, his hands trembling as he lifted the taper. Candlelight flickered in the gloom; incense sticks pierced the fetid air. A drab grey light trickled through the tiny windows, illuminating the chalk circle drawn across the floorboards.

The Box

Reading Time: 3 minutes I found it in the usual place, where I always find them. Under the rock. “Hello,” I said.  “What’s your name, little feller?” No answer. But I expected that. 

Take Me With You

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earth is about to launch a satellite into deep space with a sole AI on board — until the AI has another idea.

Magic for Magic

Reading Time: 4 minutes Love is blind. It feels like a gift from heaven but when it is vengeful there is hell to pay.

Araceli’s Stars

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tattoos. High-fantasy identities. Zeppelins. Magic. Diversity and Inclusion. Oppression. Hope.


Reading Time: 4 minutes Grace is a cult survivor who is called to identify the body of her former cult’s leader and captor.

Quantum Forever

Reading Time: 3 minutes A particle traveling from the beginning of time to the end and back contemplates the balance between hope and fate. Though powerless to control its direction, the particle still has choices.