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

Crime writer’s book sales soar after husband slain like twisted plot

It was a long shot; but Muriel could never feel safe now. Not unless… facing the good detective, her nerves jangled. She wished he would finish his coffee and just say ‘yes’. “What exactly did your husband say?” the officer asked. She glanced out the window and let the sun dazzle her blackened lashes. “‘You’re […]

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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.