The Story Shack

Your home for illustrated flash fiction, writing tools and name generators.

Discover the illustrated flash fiction ezine & tool provider

Story Shack, founded in November 2011, is an on-line literary magazine featuring illustrated flash fiction, writing tools and name generators. Its focus is to bring together the worlds of fiction and illustration, and to offer a platform where creators can start and host their work.

Illustrated Flash Fiction

The illustrated flash fiction magazine, volunteer-driven and going strong since 2011.

Tools & Generators

A wide variety of writing tools and name generators to kickstart your next project.

Latest flash fiction

The View

At the A&P, a cart flew mysteriously out of kingdom come, dented Anna Crosley’s day-old midnight blue Chrysler convertible, no incline, no breeze. For an encore, she got a ticket while picking up new golf shoes. Thinking how well the shoes–tan with maroon saddles and lace flaps–would go with the madras outfit she’d picked up […]

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Popular tools

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Writing Prompt Generator

Generate millions of possible ideas for your next writing project with the writing prompt generator.

Character Name Generator

Need a name for your next character? Use the character name generator to help you out.

Superhero Name Generator

A superhero wouldn't be anywhere without a good name. This is where you'll find it.

Last Name Generator

Thousands of last names for you to pick. Optionally choose last names.