Elvis Presley Always Makes Me Cry – Flash Fiction Story

Black and white image of Elvis Presley singing and dancing

Reading Time: 2 minutes How can you lose what you never had? I tell myself when I’m feeling sad… Elvis Presley was a legend. But this song makes me wonder whether legends are just extraordinary people with ordinary problems. Heartache, loneliness, regrets,… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Honorable Drug Lord

A man in a cap lighting a cigar

Reading Time: 2 minutes My father is a respected gangster. I’m just a pathetic thug. But I was born with credibility entrenched in my genes. I’m Simon Lobo’s only biological son. My father had other children, but they weren’t his. They were… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Goodbye Terry

Car accident with a car's shattered windshield

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s blood everywhere. Some from the gash on my forehead. Some from the cuts I can only feel. Lying on broken glass isn’t just painful. It’s a feeling that’s unexplainable. Especially when you’ve been tossed into the air… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – No Longer His Girlfriend

wooden coffin in a funeral home

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m the girlfriend. Or was. He’s dead now. There was a funeral. I wasn’t invited. We lived together, laughed together, doing everything a normal couple was expected to do. He was twenty years older. So what. I was… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Oh Sweet Baby

an empty baby cradle with a crib mobile

Reading Time: 2 minutes I had always imagined this moment to be perfect. Smiling faces. Warm hugs. The kindest words and loving wishes. They would come with a breath of excitement, a glint of curiosity in their eyes. There would be concern… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – No Photographs Please

Antique camera with a bright flash

Reading Time: 2 minutes A picture says a thousand words. I refuse to believe that horrid idiom. My picture says only one: ugly. Looks aren’t the problem here. I’m quite handsome for a man with thirty-two years behind him. Black hair, a… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Hands Up!

Close up of hand pointing gun

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hands up! That’s all I had to say. My brother Manu made me practice it a hundred times. Or was it a thousand times? I can’t count. What do I know? Manu says I’m a simpleton. Papa called… Read More

Cowards Don’t Die

Used bullet shells lying in ash

Reading Time: 2 minutes A coward can never be a hero. I am that coward. They carried me home upon their shoulders. If only they knew the truth. But a dead man cannot speak, and I would never reveal what really happened…. Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Birthday Wish

Chocolate birthday cake with lighted candles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every wish he had ever made had come true. He could be lying, but it served him no purpose. Eleven birthdays together, eleven beautiful cakes, eleven selfish wishes. Eleven reasons for me to believe that it wouldn’t be… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Creature of Greed

Hanging rope with a noose

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m a man of many mistakes. Some small, some so vile that I struggle to hide in their indecent shadows. I was born just like you. What’s that word? Yeah, innocent. I hate that word. It’s the biggest… Read More

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