Category: Flash Fiction

Seems this form of prose is forever a orphan of a trending moment. But I label this little bastard of the short story, Micro-Fiction, if that helps.

There’s A Sign On The Wall

The beer joint was a throwback. On pre-disco rec-room paneling was a thumb-tacked running history of yesteryear and drink-up soft core ”T and A.” There was a current Championship banner hanging above an analogue jukebox. The beer taps in the center of the Formica bar drew but the domestic, generic, and the national distributed, and ...

Well King, Seems This Case Is Closed.

“It reads like a manifesto. No damn money in a mission statement. Principals don’t pay the rent. We rob the banks Viva la Revolución!” And then she lit a cigarette from the orange flame of her dwindling one. “While you’re practicing your tobacco pilates, I’ll try to better channel Ronald Reagan to your liking,” I ...

Recover

Recover She walked out of a Town And Country magazine spread into my rent-in-the-arrears strip mall office. Don’t take your coat off, I said to her. Don’t take a seat. Don’t speak, there’s nothing left to say and sure as hell nothing I can do for ya. Turn around and walk away. Now. She slowly ...

Mouth Wedge

The golf hustler ghosted during the high heat of 83. His fiancé, having handed over some folding money, moved me to reconnoiter those beach front dives that divot the boardwalk of Ocean City. The barkeeps held their tongue, and the cops didn’t give a sand trap about some gone missing former felon with a rap-sheet ...

The Too Much Fun Crew At The Western Avenue Bus Stop.

Lilly was late or that bus stop tragedy came early, but that was no never mind now. Lily quit her job, and lied to an attorney, who gave her a notarized receipt for the lottery tickets, as well as a bank draft advance of 100 thousand dollars at 5 percent for thirty days collateralized by ...

One Run Away

Now when Mark the bartender, bought off the bet for five hundred dollars, the others knew, no matter what, that I had won. Here’s how it worked. After five innings the Cubs were down to the Cardinals, 11 runs to zip. That’s when I asked for ten to one odds on a hundred-dollar wager that ...