Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is a short story genre that focuses on brevity. Its aim is to convey a powerful tale in as few words as possible. At Story Shack we judge anything under 1.000 words (with the occasional exception) to be flash fiction, and are proud of the high quality work by around 400 authors and over 50 illustrators. Every single story is illustrated.

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

by Rajendra Shepherd & Cait Maloney

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 […]


Rentless Love

by B. Butler & Lakshmy Mathur

A knock on the door. I put down my bowl of oatmeal. Through the glass I saw my neighbor, Cam Farley. “Come on in Cam, get out of the cold.” It was an unusually chilly February morning. The bright sunlight didn’t put a dent on the ground frost. The frozen scrub grass didn’t move in […]


You Bought Me a Plane Ticket to Come Home for Christmas

by Kelsey Holland & Nevena Katalina

My eyes scanned over the time again and again. Boarding was at 7:30. The flight was leaving 7:50. It was 8:04 and reality struck that I missed both. My eyes scanned the night sky as the planes took off, wondering which one I was supposed to be on. My fingers were shaking as I struck […]


The EMTs

by Roy Dorman & Joey To

“It’s out there again,” Steven Alderson said to himself. Steven was looking out his picture window at the ambulance that was once again parked down the block from his house. “It’s like they’re waiting for something to happen to me so they can come to the rescue.” It was 7:00 on Wednesday morning. Steven had first noticed the […]


Feeling Rain

by Robert Roy Britt & Kristy Lankford

When raindrops fall from a blue sky you know the day is fucked. I needed this hike. And I was starting to feel things. Lungs burning. Legs quivering. Sweat stinging my eyes. Physical sensations only, but something. Now I see it all coming apart. I’ll have to turn back. I don’t know where that will lead, […]