Flash Fiction

Flash fiction (also called micro fiction, sudden fiction, or short short stories) refers to fiction stories of around 1500 words or less.  Each piece of flash fiction has to contain the assigned elements, but the rest of the story is completely up to the author.

If you would like to submit an original flash fiction piece that contains the required elements please email Mrs. Myers at JMyers002@g.horrycountyschools.net by Tuesday of that week.  Please click on the gold link to read the flash fiction piece.

Week 1:    Genre– Ghost Story   Must Include: A toy gun and a cargo ship

Week 2Genre– Crime Story  Must Include: A Ferris Wheel and an Angel

Week 3:    Genre– Love Story   Must Include: An Escalator and a Cemetery

January 2016

Of Turkey Legs and Doughnuts

By: Summer Harrelson On Thanksgiving Day I had to go get some missing ingredients that I forgotten from the grocery store . When I arrived at the grocery store I went straight to the back to get my turkey legs . Everyone was running around doing the same thing I was doing, and there was

Read More November 2015

The Toothpick

Items to include in under 500 words pudding, toothpick, whistle Genre: Romance By: Autumn Finlayson Once, a long long time ago, I was sitting in the lunchroom at school eating my container of chocolate pudding. I was all alone, I didn’t have many friends at the time because I used to be really shy back

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By: Tamara Fogle The asylum was empty, the floors were dingy, the walls were full of discoloration. This was life that Sister Meredith knew. She was a middle aged nun who gave her life to helping others. What she didn’t know was that the people there couldn’t be helped, it was sad actually. The inmates

Read More October 2015

Fallen Angel

By: Shamar Creech A couple holding hands walks to the ferris wheel and gives the operator tickets and climbs on. The girl says “This is so romantic Alex thanks for taking me here.”  Alex says, “No problem Sabrina, anything for my love”. The ferris wheel starts up and begins moving. Sabrina gasped for a moment

Read More October 2015


By: Damion Watson   It had been 42 days since we had left the village. Well, days was not how we measured time in this day and age. It was true, we no longer were part of the outside world. We were our own world, me and the voices that I carried inside my head.

Read More October 2015

Through the Fire

By: Makayla Conley Running and running, she ran through the monastery barefooted. Her clothes were torn, ripped and some was even off. She panted, but had to keep going, her lungs and sides hurt, but if she stopped she would die for sure. Blood tainted the staircases, and some even poured down the inside walls

Read More October 2015


By: Jaime Stewart I came to the scene of the crime asking what had happened, and this old lady said that she had seen something on the very top of the ferris wheel. I asked her what this thing looked like, “ It was white, a little blurry, and it looked like a lost 9

Read More October 2015

Second Chances

By: Carolina Hughes I was headed to the flower shop like I did every Friday when something very out of the ordinary happened. I stepped onto the escalator, and that’s when I saw him; he was headed down and I was headed up. We caught each others eye and kept it for the whole ride.

Read More September 2015

View from above…

By: Kathryn Crigger   White feathers drifted down from the top of the ferris wheel . The large structure had not been used- or even visited- in years. Today was an exception though, many flashing lights surrounded its base and there was a heavy amount of commotion. The figure sitting on top of the ferris

Read More September 2015

Toy Water Gun

By: Alima Mootoo I watch the dock slowly slip away from the cargo ship. Turning to face the rest of the crew, I grimace. At only seven in the morning we are on our way. I absentmindedly listen to the captain’s speech, his words going in through one ear and out the other. As my

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