Flash Fiction & Micro Fiction



Science Fiction

'Exemplum' by Stewart Storrar
'A Diamond Among The Rough' by B.K. Bass 
'Forever Live' by Mark Huntley-James
'Fat of the Land' by Mark Huntley-James


Horror Fiction

'Dream Party' by Christa Wojciechowski
'The Oracular of Aetius' by Rhea Kinslow



Fantasy Fiction

'Best Laid Plans' by Mark Huntley-James
'Audience Participation' by Mark Huntley-James


Misc. Fiction

'Estelle' by Sarah Ann Hall
'Semper Fidelis' by Stewart Storrar 
'A Work of Fiction' by Stewart Storrar
'The Right Way' by Stewart Storrar
'Old Time Around' by Stewart Storrar

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Background of Flash Fiction & Micro Fiction

Flash fiction is a wonderful sub-type of short story that stands on its own as its own unique literary style. The practice of writing this style of fiction can be traced all the way back to some of the stories of Ancient Gr eece. However, it wasn't until the 1930s that it was defined as a literary style and established as a medium of storytelling in itself for the modern day. Back in these times they were known using expressions such as short short fiction or just the term short story, until flash fiction was coined in the 1990s to describe what the literary style is known as today (Macmillan Dictionary, 2021).


As an extension of that, other sub-types of short story were coined such as micro fiction which is generally perceived to be fictional tales under 300 words in length. Micro fiction is generally used when a writer wants to convey a feeling or a theme using a skillfully crafted microcosm. Some may question the point of this literary type or may even chalk it down to laziness! But in actuality, this type of fiction is all about making every word count. It is similar to poetry in this sense, but rather it is formatted and structured as if it were prose. This type of literature has seen a rise in popularity in the past decade or so, and as it stands, is a relatively modern term.



Lore’s Flash Fiction & Micro Fiction Directory


Here on Lore we accept both Flash Fiction and Micro Fiction, but more about that on our submissions page.


On this page is a directory of all Lore’s Flash Fiction and Micro Fiction; stories that fall into the 251 - 999 word category, and less than 250 word category respectively. The list has been organised into four main sub-titles; horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and fiction. It is worth noting that stories that do not fall into sci-fi, fantasy, and horror will be listed under the fiction category. 

Be sure to check out the authors and show them some love!


Lore loves to hear from you, and Stewart loves to read a wide range of different stories. While Lore’s short story category is slightly longer in word length, flash fiction and micro fiction are a great way to tell a snippet of a story to see your fictional world from a perspective that is unique but self-contained. Lore finds this works particularly well for fantasy stories and science fiction but feel free to submit what you love to write. If it is a fit for Lore, we will get it out there. 


Just note that while we accept micro fiction it may be a while before your work is published if it falls under 100 words in length (in this case it will be published as part of a compilation here on Lore). Our minimum word count we aim to publish is around 100 - 249 words for micros.

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