A collection of (mostly) serial short stories, in several genres. Mostly light-hearted, primarily humorous, with a touch of the paranormal and fantastical. . . .
North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated three times a week that covers a wide variety of unusual topics, from Rubik’s cube-based theology to the anatomy of wishing wells. Each piece within can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology. . . .
The Slush Pile is a weekly short-fiction blog run by Hal Matthews that runs the gamut of speculative fiction. Updated every Wednesday, the stories can range in focus from power-armored paladins looking for love at the edge of space, to boys getting high with the monsters in their closets. . . .
A collection of stories that range from silly to serious. Adventurers will travel through strange lands, filled with stranger denizens, indeed the adventurers in many cases will themselves be curious beings unknown to you. Sometimes you will encounter a more familiar form, only to pull back the hood and see that actually, that elf had goat eyes. It will . . .
Through the ruins of a fallen empire, a minotaur travels across a dying world, seeking the long roads back to his own world. A gentleman-adventurer and his trusty companions explore an alternate-Earth steampunk world wherein immortals rule and the creatures of myth dwell. A wild hill tribe sword maiden and a civilised one-time assassin of the cities seek . . .
A collection of short stories and flash fiction. The stories tend to be dark, a blend of fantasy and horror. Topics include withered queens, tardy angels, and crawling things. . . .
Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .
MATERIAL THINGS, the short fiction blog of Kody Boye, chronicles his writing career from its beginnings in 2007 and features complete works of short fiction. Ranging from horror, to magic realism, to dark fantasy, thrillers, to even contemporary coming-of-age and dark romantic fiction, the blog promises to provide bold new ideas that think outside the box. . . .
cultures clash in a world were not all who look human actually are. . . .
Read the most terrifying tales ever told, written by tomorrow’s bestselling authors. This collection of recent, popular horror stories from the Inkitt community is made up of both novel length and short original stories, including editor’s picks and contest winners. Be prepared to sleep with one eye open tonight. . . .
Thirty and counting short stories with topics ranging from interstellar colonization ships to serial killer thrillers to the discovery of the gates of Hell. Stories range in length from one thousand to over ten thousand words, providing great bite sized entertainment for casual reading. Several of the stories accompanied by youtube links for narrations by readers such as MrCreepyPasta and . . .
Aethereal Engines is a collection of stories written by Jason H. Abbott. These range in length from flash fiction and short story one-shots, to serialized novellas and excerpts from his larger pieces. Usually updated with new material on Saturdays. . . .
Oct 25, 2008: Writing a good short story is hard.
You’ve got to suggest enough about a character and their situation to get people to care, but if you want it to remain a short story you can’t tell too much.
Flash fiction is harder.
You’ve got even less space to create a plot, the character, or anything else the story needs to work.
Aug 2, 2015: The writing seems solid, as has been mentioned before, and I would say it has been carefully edited, unlike some internet offerings. If brutally searching for errors, I could find grammatical inconsistencies, but nothing that interfered with reading. The story opens at a high school dance, described with a nice amount of detail. Thelma, our narrator, is neither an outsider nor a prom queen. She, rashly for a daughter of a relatively modern world, goes home with a complete stranger and encounters a bizarre household. I may perhaps be too [more . . .]