Promoted

17 Flash Fiction Stories You Can Read Right Now

Tell the whole story. Make it short.

1. Attributed to Ernest Hemingway.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

2. “Special” by Lydia Davis from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

3. “Sun Comes Up Again This Morning” by Chris Red Martiny from Six Super Short Short Stories.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

4. “Almost Over: What’s the Word?” by Lydia Davis from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

5. “Love is Forever” by Merrilee Faber from Hint Fiction.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

6. “The Busy Road” by Lydia Davis from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

7. “Fleeing Complexity” by Jon McGregor from This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You.

rskoon (Richard) / Creative Commons

8. “Golden Years” by Edith Perlman from Hint Fiction.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

9. “Polygamy” by David Joseph from Hint Fiction.

anyjazz65 / Creative Commons

10. “Oh, I Felt Like Dust” by Chris Red Martiny from Six Super Short Short Stories.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

11. “Dandelions Actually” by R. Gatwood from One Sentence Stories.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

12. “Collaboration With Fly” by Lydia Davis from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis.

THE Holy Hand Grenade / Creative Commons

13. “Panacea With Marinara Sauce” by B. Mistoda from One Sentence Stories: Tales for the Short Attention Span.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

14. “Tomorrow” by Shruti Parthasarathy from One-Sentence Stories.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

15. “Why I Don’t Keep A Daily Planner” by Stace Budzko from Hint Fiction.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

16. “Spring Spleen” by Lydia Davis from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis.

Kimberly Wang / BuzFeed

17. “Widow’s First Year” by Joyce Carol Oates from Hint Fiction.

Kimberly Wang / BuzzFeed

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty to the charges against him in the Charleston church shooting, his attorney said, but a judge entered a not guilty plea for him on Friday.
    • The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for two teenagers who went missing a week ago off the coast of Florida.
    • Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter games.
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What Is Your Favorite Heartwarming Moment From A TV Show?

    collection

    What’s The Greatest Drunk Text You’ve Ever Sent?

    collection

    Now Buzzing