Flash Fiction Examples

If you’re familiar with my work, you’ve probably heard me say that flash fiction helped get me out of a pretty deep creative rut. I discovered this short and sweet form of writing quite a few years ago but it seems to be growing in popularity recently. There are lots of questions floating around out there about what it is and what it even looks like so I thought I would share some flash fiction examples of my own to help you get a better understanding of what the finished process looks like.

What is Flash Fiction

First, it’s important to remember what flash fiction is.

Flash Fiction is a complete story written in 1,000 words or less. It’s not a chapter, an excerpt, or a poem. It’s a story with a beginning, middle, and end told in 1,000 words.

Flash Fiction Examples

That might sound crazy to some people, so let’s look at some examples. The following are stories I’ve written and most can be found in my flash fiction collections, both available on Amazon.

A Pest Problem:

A couple’s nightly routine is disturbed by curious yet frightening noises. Read it here.


Sometimes, you’ll do anything to be free. Read it here.


If only it had been oil…Read it here.

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Allison Spooner

Allison Spooner brings worlds, characters, and stories to life in just a few words. In the last two years, she's published two books of short fiction; Flash in the Dark: A Collection of Flash Fiction and The Problem With Humans: And Other Stories. Allison’s writing crosses genres and has been compared to The Twilight Zone and Harlon Ellison.

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