Fantastic Flash Fiction

Bite size fantasy & SF stories

How long does a good story need to be?

Ten words? The length of a tweet? 100 words? More?

You’ll enjoy finding out in this collection of very short stories of fantasy, science fiction and horror.

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Meet Liz Tuckwell

Liz Tuckwell lives in London and shares her house with a husband and too many books. She enjoys reading and writing all types of fantasy, science fiction and horror. She’s a member of the Clockhouse London Writers group and the British Fantasy Society.

She’s published three short story collections. Liz’s stories have also been published in various anthologies such as the Harvey Duckman Presents series, the Short! Sharp! Shocks! Horror series, and on several websites.

twelve good minutes

Charming and Cinderella are two people who met at a beach. And began their journey. But their journey started long back. They don’t know the beginning. And obviously, they have no idea how it ends. But Unlike us, They don’t make memories in life. Instead, they are busy living it. They are two people who meet at the right time in the right place. And made for each other. Cinderella loves asking questions and talking about things that wander in her heart. Fortunately, she has Charming with her. A right person. He is the only one who can be on her side even with complications they have. I, hereby, present you with a short tale of Charming and Cinderella. I am confident they will be liked. Jump in to the tale and experience the feeling.

Meet nikhil chowdary

I am Nikhil. And twelve good minutes is my first published work. Actually i have been working on a novel and i am half way through it. This short story works as a side story for that novel and can be read as stand alone. i worked hard for making this short story and i am very sure that it will be liked by readers.

Once Upon a Broken Sky

The circus where dreams come true, for a price… Joining Grimmfay saved Zelandra’s life and gave her power she never thought possible. For countless performances, she’s enthralled audiences at the Master’s whim, but when a guest sees past the magic to the young woman trapped beneath, she realizes the power was never really hers. A fairy-tale life waits beyond the circus’s eternal night, but it will take more than a handsome prince or a wish on a star to break Grimmfay’s bonds. The illusion of power isn’t so easily given up, especially when it will do everything to keep Zelandra under its control. Come one, come any… Bring few, bring many…to Grimmfay, the fantasy circus perfect for fans of The Night Circus, Caraval, and the Lunar Chronicles.

Meet M.T. DeSantis

Born a New Englander, M.T. DeSantis moved south in early adulthood, realized she actually liked winter, and promptly moved back north. She’s currently trying out life as a Michigander/anian with her family, who also (mostly) actually like winter. When not making word magic, M.T. can be found practicing yoga, attempting to make friends with the oven, or trying to read while people keep talking to her.

The Skull Collector

“Brilliant, dark, sinister and foreboding…Dark fantasy at its grimmest.” In a world where children are exploited, monsters are saviors, and dark magic presides, a little girl will go to any lengths to be reunited with her lost ones. After the disappearance of her parents, a heartbroken child is sold to a Doll-Maker who promises to revive them. In return, she is to travel from cemetery to cemetery, unearthing graves and collecting skulls. While doing so, she struggles to avoid the Violinist and his crows, who are determined to steal the skulls she has painstakingly gathered. As she travels across the province, with her life in constant peril from vengeful policemen to strange creatures, the little girl desperately uses her wits to succeed in her macabre mission.

Meet Paris Singer

Paris Singer lives in southern Spain with cats who rule his life.

The Tooth Fairy Quits

Suzie loves spreading joy to children, but being a tooth fairy is no easy task. Annoyed with gross teeth and a scratchy tutu, Suzie turned in her tooth fairy wand. She QUITS the only job she’s ever known! While Suzie doesn’t miss her tutu, she misses spreading joy to children. When one child wishes for a Birthday Fairy, the other fairies don’t know what to do. Suzie flies into action with a new look for a new job.

If your child loves beautifully illustrated books with fabulous fairies, then The Tooth Fairy Quits is sure to delight. Suzie used her grit and determination to find her true joy.

If you enjoy this book and the Birthday Fairy family tradition, please be sure to check out other Fairy-Tailed titles:

  • A Birthday Fairy Tale
  • Fairy-Tailed Wish
  • Fairy-Tailed Birthday Trouble

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The Sallow Scourge

On the cusp of becoming maidens, twin Queens Allison and Joie Wynpenny have spent the past year trapped inside their castle. The Sallow Scourge has their kingdom in its grip. Whether curse or contagion, the wisemen do not yet know. What is known is that it causes the afflicted to commit severe bodily harm, while disrupting the balance of magic throughout the realm.

Both queens decide that something drastic must be done, though each has a very different solution. Allison vows to seek out the culprit, be that witch, wizard or madman. Her sister Joie, always rebellious, would rather stir chaos. As the kingdom cracks in two, the Sallow Scourge may wind up the sole victor.


Meet E Stuart Marlowe

 

The Fairy Tale Thief

Fairy tales can come true. But it’s terrifying when it happens to you.

Grace James thinks having to wear a hand-me-down uniform while trying to fit into her posh new school in glitzy Orange County is bad, but being followed to class by seven little angry men is worse. The dwarfs believe that Grace has stolen the magic mirror, and they want it back.

Opponents become allies and soon Grace can’t tell who is friend or foe and what is real or merely a fairy tale, so she cooks up a scheme that will take her back home to Oregon where life made sense—away from her stingy grandparents and her miniature stalkers. But a frantic cast of fairy tale characters have plans of their own that may or may not include a happily ever after.

This book was formerly published as Grace in the Mirror.


Meet Katie Tate

Katie Tate is the pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author Kristy Tate. Katie writes speculative young adult fiction. Kristy has written over thirty books in multiple genres.