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flash fiction

by Mabry Hall

Rudolph sauntered into the bar, his red nose blue from the cold. “Gimme an Irish coffee, Bert. Gotta heat up the old schnozzle.”


by Barry Ergang

Exiled from his birth country for many years, the vampire spared one of the young women his servants captured—a woman from his homeland—and demanded she tell him of it.


The Tell: Mystery Flash Fiction


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by Kevin Tipple

“The Tell” is just one of a number of tales in Mind Slices: a Collection of New and Previously Published Stories available in e-book form at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and other sites.


by Diana Hockley

Gerald didn’t make a sound when I stabbed him, but Nella squealed like she’d sat naked on a lobster claw, yelling for the cops as she picked up the knife. Her fingerprints were all over it. The contract was the only proof I was there; it’d take awhile before she talked her way out of an arrest.

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by Barry Ergang

With Spring in full bloom it seemed a perfect time to share this mystery flash fiction story by Barry Ergang! This story originally appeared in the print anthology Short Attention Span Mysteries, which was published by Kerlak Publications in 2005.


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