I’m hosting a Flash Fiction workshop for my local writer’s group tomorrow, so I’ve been digging up examples of my favorite flash pieces. 

The first ones that came to mind were:

“Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary had me at “Evil Robot Monkey,” but the story actually lived up to its awesome title. I can’t get the image of a angry monkey sculpting clay out of my head.

“Like Origami in Water” by Damien Walters Grintalis

I loved this beautifully haunting tale of loss. Gorgeous.

“The Last Summer” by Ken Liu

This put me right into a nostalgic sense of wonder, and I ached for the days when my friends and I battled our own monsters with our army of My Little Ponies and shaved-head Barbies.


What are your favorite flash fiction stories?