Four-Minute Fiction

Regularly Updating Short Stories

and Flash Fiction


August 21, 2019

Look, if it means anything to you, I’m not happy about it either.



Jim took his hand off...

January 2, 2019

“Can’t you at least put on a coat?” asked the Reverend Archer Kent. It was the usual question whenev...

October 31, 2018

Crisp wind blew along the autumn lakeshore. And sitting on a bench, looking out at the water, the Re...

September 8, 2018

Fishing through his pockets, Jerome stood awkwardly at the convenience store counter as he searched...

July 1, 2018

Dragons. Knights. Haikus.



Ninja walks water

Serpent Dragon coiled beneath

A breach, a slash...

June 23, 2018


Jack be nimble; Jack be quick

Jack’s heart burned like a candlestick

Fire and iron...

June 21, 2018

Ninety-nine degrees Fahrenheit was, put simply, far too hot for the Reverend Archer Kent.

Which was a...

June 11, 2018

Part I – “The Progeny of Kronos”

At 120, Methuselah’s Menagerie was ancient for a brick-and-mortar bu...

June 6, 2018

## PART I - HALF ##

Acer stomped hurriedly into their spaceship, their white suit covered in amber-re...

June 4, 2018

Wind, like the gust of armored hawk wings—the hairs on Throth’s neck stood on end and awoke his Bers...

May 31, 2018




“What is it you want from this story?”


“I kind of want for it to end.”


“Do you really,...

May 30, 2018

Jacques entered to EXITs. Which was a cue in and of itself, but truly solidified after he walked thr...

May 30, 2018

The ground is lit with the indigo

Beneath the stars it’s the intro

The constellations, the kings row


May 29, 2018

As it turned out, Jacques didn’t need to spend any coins to enter the stadium. On the contrary, he w...

May 25, 2018

“I really wish you wouldn’t smoke in here,” Archer requested—not something most people would do in t...

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