Category: Flash Fiction

Fantasy Flash Fiction – Salome

Fantasy Flash Fiction – Salome

Author’s Note: One day surfing the web, I came across a painting called “The End of the Age“, by famed J.R.R. Tolkien artist, Ted Naismith. I hadn’t seen the painting before, and the website didn’t mention the name of the artist, so I was completely unaware of the painting’s connection to one of the biggest, if not the biggest, works of fantasy fiction ever written (that of course being “Lord…

Serial Killer Story – A Bad Boy is Hard to Find

Serial Killer Story – A Bad Boy is Hard to Find

Author’s Note: The title of this creepy serial killer story is an ode to the disturbing short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by the indomitable Flannery O’Connor. This is another tale inspired by a photograph, though again not the one posted here. The original picture, which I don’t have a license to post, was a view overlooking an urban nightscape. Looking at it, I was struck by…

Dark Fantasy Flash Fiction – Selah

Dark Fantasy Flash Fiction – Selah

Author’s Note ~ I was struck with the initial spark of inspiration for this wicked bit of dark fantasy flash fiction in a manner that by now has become quite familiar: it hit me as I was frolicking morosely through dark fantasy and Gothic artworks on the web. The picture accompanying this post is not the original one that set the diabolical workings of my mind into fateful motion, but…

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