17 Flash Fiction Stories You Can Read Right Now

Tell the whole story. Make it short.

1. Attributed to Ernest Hemingway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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