Category Archives: Five Minute Fiction for Free

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

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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A Dollar Does Go As Far As It Used To

Mr. Freddie Ciampi, dance instructor extraordinaire, and owner of Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studios, provided the basis for this story in response to my October call for ideas from my readers. Thank you for suggestion, Freddie, and thanks for being … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day

The first discovery made on their foray into the countryside was that of electric fencing. “What the–!” hollered Sean when his fingers felt as if he’d stuck them in a bee’s nest. Jamie laughed at his new roommate while gingerly … Continue reading

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The Intersection

The cement mixer sped down Salvon Avenue. The driver had received a tip that the police had set up a speed trap on Lincoln Boulevard and, being in something of a hurry to deliver his load, he decided that he … Continue reading

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Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Brian Gunderson sighed as he stared out the window of his classroom while his 12th grade students finished their grammar quiz. Reflexively, he turned to look at the clock which was making its rounds as slowly as an old watchman … Continue reading

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“Unicorns and Monsters Are Upstairs”

“Unicorns and monsters are upstairs,” said the giant to Aiden. Aiden’s heart raced. His adventure was about to begin. Eager to give battle to any monsters that might be lurking on the second floor, Aiden quickly clambered up the huge … Continue reading

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s An Idiot

Kyle straightened up, leaned on his hoe, and peered at the cloudless sky. “When in the hell are we gonna get any rain,” Kyle half-asked and half-exclaimed. “That’s why we don’t get any,” said his brother “Wrench” who was hoeing … Continue reading

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