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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Latest stories


The View

by Thomas McDade & Allen Forrest

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 […]


I Live Two Lives!

by Jack Halliday & Cait Maloney

Questions. Always the questions and it always seems that they will never end. But then I remind myself that this is what therapy is all about. You have to ‘do the work’ and that means answering questions: lots of them. Time was, I often wondered if it was worth it, really worth all of the […]


I am He who watches over you

by Zaid Sethi & Joey To

I am He who knows what you did, are doing, and will do. I am not born of myth and legend, nor divine, but born of the mating of you and your desires. I am the master and you are my slave. I love you because you make me strong, and will mourn for you […]


What’s Funny?

by Irena Pasvinter & Alankrita Amaya

“How many times have we watched this?” “If you’re so bored, don’t keep me company. Nobody forces you.” “Don’t make this hurt face. I’m not bored. It’s too funny.” “Funny? What do you mean?” “Oh, you know, funny, comical. Especially when you start strangling this shrieking bug-eyed prima donna, it’s absolutely hilarious.” “Comical? So you […]


A Pint and a Pie

by Philip McCormac & Nevena Katalina

The stranger leaned on the bar and called for a pint and a pie. Billy started the process of pouring the Guinness. He served up the pie along with a bottle of brown sauce. The Guinness took a little longer and while he teased the dark liquor into the glass he watched with some alarm […]