Category Archives: Five Minute Fiction for Free

A collection of flash fiction (generally 500-1,500 words) for your enjoyment.

Everything’s Better in Black and White

Rick and Virginia were missing. As there had been no ransom demand, kidnapping had been ruled out. Murder and suicide had seemed unlikely based on their apartment in which nothing was disturbed, and from which nothing had been taken. The … Continue reading

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Heart of the Beholder

This is the story of two men, one rich, one poor whose paths crossed once, but for a moment. *** Marty Sawyer leaned on a fence post, his eyes meandering across the field before him. Marty was still sweating from … Continue reading

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Walkin’ After Midnight

This was the girl of his dreams. Yes, Jason had just met her that night at the IHOP out by the highway, but her smile had encouraged him to flirt with her a bit. When she left the check, she … Continue reading

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Now, I Need Free Help!

This is one of those “audience participation” entries in which you help determine a potential project of mine. I’m thinking about putting together the best “hour” of my Five Minute Fiction For Free series, which is to say, putting my … Continue reading

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Aunt Mini

Aunt Mini peered at the diamond, which she certainly considered to be one of her best friends. Only this diamond was marked off in 90 foot increments and made of dirt. She adjusted her New Market Rebels cap and cheered … Continue reading

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The Runaway

Jim could no longer tolerate what could only be described as severe mistreatment. First, they had made him wear a hideous powder blue suit featuring a bow tie and topped by a fedora, complete with a feather. He looked like … Continue reading

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Defeat at Gettysburg

Scott finally exited the plane and walked into the terminal at Harrisburg International Airport in Pennsylvania’s capital. He had been planning this vacation for a year now and at last, tomorrow, he and his wife Kathy would drive the short … Continue reading

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