Welcome to our ongoing Flash Fiction Sunday Edition.
If you are new here, we do this every Sunday.
We also publish 101 word Flash Fiction every day. We even deliver:
Flash Fiction chosen by Mark Dennis Anderson.
This piece skillfully demonstrates how to movingly pull off writing about lost and/or unrequited love in only a couple hundred words . The narrator’s attention to sensory detail, coupled with his love for language itself, effectively plants this memory into the reader’s consciousness.
I love this flash piece for all its grounded, vivid detail of abstract, conceptual fears. Though I’m not generally interested in ghost stories or stories that involve demons, this snippet evokes the very real and mystifying power of grief.
Alice Walker is a literary giant whose writing and activism have influenced culture at some of the highest levels. I was delighted to happen upon a piece of short fiction by her, which, upon reading, artfully presents all the benchmarks of the more contemporary category that we now call flash fiction.
I just recently discovered the online flash fiction journal Apocrypha and Abstractions, which tends to publish flash fiction that is more obscure and surreal. This piece encompasses both the obscure and the surreal, throwing in just the right amount of humor for a memorable flash experience.