Category Archives: flash fiction

The Winter Workout

Ramon woke up to discover a ten centimeter blanket of fresh snow covering the world. “Oh crap,” he exclaimed.   “What’s wrong?” groaned Bev from under the covers of her warm bed.   “It snowed again last night.”   “A … Continue reading

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Accounting for Non-Accountants

“Net income minus dividends equals retained earnings. What does that mean?!? Aaah!” cried Marcus. He tossed up his pencil in frustration.   Rachel entered the kitchen and looked over his shoulder. “You’ll figure this out.”   “Don’t even get me … Continue reading

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Referees in Real Life

Tom was ten minutes late for his meeting with Ben. As soon as he arrived, a yellow flag was tossed to the floor by a referee.   “Delay of game,” declared the ref.   Tom was flabbergasted. “What’s going on?” … Continue reading

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The Informal Development of a Social Scientist

One day, as Michaela walked down the hallway with her friends, she reached out and pulled the fire alarm.   “What did you do that for?” demanded Amanda, over the piercing shriek of the siren. Her other friends covered their … Continue reading

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Worm Stampede

“Final question, okay?” asked the clinical interviewer. She glanced at her clipboard. “What would you say you are most afraid of?”   Phil clicked his tongue. “That’s easy. A worm stampede.”   The interviewer rechecked her notes and frowned. “Is … Continue reading

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The Physics of Sibling Torment

As soon as Greg got home, he was confronted by Beverly. “We have a problem,” she announced. Her expression was grave.   “What now?” sighed Greg.   “Your son has been studying quantum physics at school.”   “First of all, … Continue reading

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The Most (Very) Useless Word in the English Language

“I can’t tell you how very angry I was when Rachel called my idea stupid. Very insulted,” fumed Scott.   “Were you very insulted? Very?” asked Fred.   Fred’s apparent smugness annoyed Scott. When it comes to being very offended, … Continue reading

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