Snack-sized Stories for Readers, Short on Time.
Love to read, but can never find the time? You're not alone. These are easy to enjoy, easy to digest (really) short stories for busy people. Because everyone has 5 minutes.
I want to help you give a gift that will reach across the miles and wrap your loved ones in a warm hug, even if you can’t.
He knew the first moment he saw her that he wanted to share his life and his secret with her.
It’s your birthday and I want to pick up the phone, but I don’t. I want to call you and tell you the story I tell you every year. The story of how I waited and waited for my firstborn son to arrive. I could tell you how nervous we were when the pains started because no matter how prepared you think you are, everything becomes real with that first tugging.
“I don’t believe in hell,” I blurted. It was a half-shouted whisper, a hiss only audible to the person next to me—we were in a church […]
The kids at his camp love Mr. W while his own daughter barely knows him. Will a last-ditch attempt at connection save their relationship or hurt the camp?
From the moment her tiny legs could carry her from the big house across the expanse of green grass and up the gravel path toward my […]
Rich Easter only wants what he’s owed. When he sells priceless information, the innocent pay.
A couple’s nightly routine is disturbed by curious noises.
The reflection staring back at her is a stranger. The teased hair, thick makeup, and blue eyes under fake lashes should be familiar, she’s worn this […]
Drink morning coffee. Get mail. Wake up in cage. Not a great morning.
Allison Spooner brings worlds, characters, and stories to life in just a few words. In the last two years, she's published two books of short fiction; Flash in the Dark: A Collection of Flash Fiction and The Problem With Humans: And Other Stories. Allison’s writing crosses genres and has been compared to The Twilight Zone and Harlon Ellison.