Flash Fiction


Very short stories, traditionally under 1,000 words, qualify for the name Flash Fiction. My favourite online forum, SFF Chronicles, runs regular Flash Fiction competitions. Here are a few of my recent entries, beginning with the one that won the June 2015 75 word challenge, Bittersweet:



After a million light years in stasis, it took time for them to wake completely. Yawning and stretching, they made their way to the viewing portals.

There it was: their new home, beautiful in shades of blue and green, just like the planet they came from.

Lovers clasped hands; children smiled.

It took a while for the first one to notice the red light on the console.

To read the message.

"Engines failed. Mission aborted."