Wzn Izfzuv Tells You How To Live Your Life

Author : J.R. Blackwell, Staff Writer Wzn Izfzuv Tells You How To Live Your Life This rotation, when I tell you how to live your life, we meet two Newflyers ““ newly infatuated individuals high on emotion. Let’s fly right in, shall we? Dear Wzn, I’ve been dating most wonderful Hive mind, sixty sexy individual […]

Syndie

Author : Sam Clough, Staff Writer The subject of this image has a real name, but by custom, he uses a ‘messenger-name’: Jay. He’s moving on foot. The ground is broken and rough: with no road, he had to leave his vehicle behind. It’ll be one more day before he has the first in a […]

…is Hard to Find

Author : James Smith The girl out of the tank before lunch is Lila. Trip around the network shows the last of her bloodline petered out twenty years ago. Cryos are all from before the Patent Wars, so their sequences are in the public domain. The company turns a nice side profit selling the royalty-free […]

Janeing in The Slums of Bessport

Author : Michael Varian Daly The musky odor hit Tanith the moment she stepped through the portal; man smell. It always got her queasy and excited, made her yoni tingle and moisten. She marched with purpose down the wide debris strewn avenues, lined with derelict warehouses converted into rat warrens of cubicles called ‘apartment’ or […]

1000 and counting!

Let’s say that you’re surfing the majestic tubes that make up our internet when you stumble onto a nifty flash fiction website.  What a fascinating idea, you think!  New short stories, every morning! Now, lets say that after a bit of poking around, you decide to start at the very first story and move on […]

The Rise and Fall of the First Shi Empire

Author : Kathy Kachelries, Staff Writer Nate Sorelli ruled the playground like Napoleon ruled France: with an iron fist and a mind like a laser-cut scalpel. With the knowledge of Sun Tzu and strategies selectively culled from the Roman and British Empires, Nate Sorelli was an architect and a general. He had a loyal army […]

Something in the way she…

Author : Sharoda Jerry and I stood in the locked room looking through a large window at the woman in the hospital bed. The door next to the window led into the room, it had a green light over it showing it was unlocked. “I’m not going in there”, Jerry said. “Becka’s gone! That’s not […]

Man of the Clattering Past

Author : J.R. Blackwell, Staff Writer He’s from the time before the bio-enhancements, before organs could be grown from a single cell. Age hollowed him out, and though his plastic face looks young, he’s just a shell. When I lean on his chest, I can hear what I imagine to be gremlins, moving around on […]

Locus

Author : Sam Clough, Staff Writer The Locus is the focal point of our operation. It exists for a period of one year, at the south pole of the nascent earth. That year is constantly recycled: we’ve been in operation for twenty-four years, subjective. Geologically speaking, we leave just before life shows up. After our […]

Shane

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer ”Say what you want”, said Shane to the house A.I., “ever since the war, this part of the world has spectacular sunsets.” He was on a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean. “Incoming. Three sigs.” stated the house A.I. The airhounds had caught up to Shane just as he was starting […]

Pete, Re-Pete

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer Two hours ago, Pete had been pulled gasping from a tank of jelly. Now he sat in an immaculate office, wearing borrowed clothes with his employer staring him down from the far side of a granite slab desk top. “Welcome back, Pete.” Terrence Carter, syndicate heavyweight and the man […]

Earth Needs…

Author : Grady Hendrix Fear gripped his guts! Fear turned his spine to water! Fear packed his bowels with ice and made his fingers tremble! That’s what Jim thought he should be feeling, but instead his mind was a blank white eternity with a billboard in the middle and written on the billboard in mile […]

Magic Fingers

Author : Matthew Reshonsky Ariel groaned as John held her tighter on the motel bed. For a moment he was lost in the experience of her perfect-ness. The way that her body always seemed to fit the contours of his own with the perfect blend of softness to touch and hold. Over the last three […]

Capital Punishment on Beta Hydri

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer Using his pincers, Brachyura meticulously trimmed the crust off the edges of his sandwich. Satisfied that it was all removed, he rapidly consumed the meal in a nibbling motion that was too fast for his human visitor to follow. Brachyura arched his two protruding eyestalks backward over his brow […]

The King’s Music Box

Author : Jacinta A. Meyers “Oh!” Justice jumped, spilling the two hundred year-old cabernet all over his ratty clothes. “Y’know what we got here, fellas?” The other two looked at him. He was grinning like a fool, strings of diamonds draped over his neck and clothes dark with the wine. “We done confiscated the king’s […]

Joana Baker

Author : V.L. Ilian Vice manager Hans Heidelberg exited the elevator with unusual nervousness. He knew the chief was awaiting his report but never in his life had Hans been so unsure about himself. “Mr. DeVries… The report on the 2 hour outage of our mainframe is complete.” “Well… get on with it.” Hans took […]

Summer of Love 2.0

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer “I mean, what I’m saying is,” he said, “is that going skinny dipping never killed anyone.” Her eyes trembled back for a second and her look softened to a vacancy that let him know that she was accessing. “Brandy and Jorge Garcia were killed in 1956 by their own […]

Barfly

Author : Asher Wismer “There’s a bug in my drink,” said the customer. I lifted the glass and held it to the light. Sure enough, a little fly floated midway, almost obscured by the amber liquid. “Sorry about that.” I poured him a replacement, and he went back to his table satisfied. The bar was […]

The GENErevolution ™ is Now

Author : Joshua Reynolds “Are you sure this will work?” the President asked. He was broad, clumsy and permanently flustered. These were his only defining qualities, and his election was still regarded as something of a fluke. “Of course, Mr. President.” The GENErevolution representative said confidently, clone-bank teeth blisteringly white in the finest smile medical […]

The Icemen Cometh

Author: Roi R. Czechvala They think we are unaware during the Freeze. They say our brain activity is too low for rational thought. At best they say we might experience vague fleeting dreamlike states. They think we sleep. They’re wrong. It’s been two years since our last Thaw. It has been two years in which […]

Commodity

Author : J.R. Blackwell, Staff Writer Kala waited till the sun rose above the mountains, and then got up out of the dirt to find Awn. Kala was covered in dirt and dust, some of which had gotten into the metal shoes that were locked to her feet. Awn was standing in a stream, cleaning […]

Bob Dexedrine

Author : Sam Clough, Staff Writer Robert Meier quietly walked between the rows of tanks. Each tank held a blank, a three hundred kilocredit backup body for whoever could afford the fee. They were low-maintenance, but regulations meant that a pair of eyes had to check each tank at least once a day. Every now […]

And The Winner Is…

Author : J. S. Kachelries The host of the very popular holovision show slithered to the center of the stage. The thunderous ovation of 1500 tails pounding on the floor died away as the host’s three antennae motioned them to quiet down. The holocameras panned slowly from the audience to the host. “Thank you…thank you…welcome […]

The 2X Project

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer It wasn’t until I opened my eyes that I knew what had happened. Lisa Sagan and Andrea Hawking were helping Petra Turing make sure my vitals were stabilizing. It was Henrietta Einstein that was chairing the ‘wake. I could see my dear Shelagh Newton looking down from the observation […]

Celestial Mechanic

Author : hraesvelgr “Solar Systems are easy to program. Way easier than I thought.” “Told ya so,” I could hear the Director’s voice crisp and clear. “Did you enjoy the challenge?” I smiled down at the still water of the lake before me, reflected in it a perfect image of Earth and its moon as […]

Reflections

Author : =arkhein Deeg snuck out of his parent’s cabin late on the last night.  He had noticed the elevators had cameras in them, so he took the stairwell instead.  There would be consequences for his actions, but if he could avoid some of them, that would be nice. The stairwell turned out to be a narrow […]

Tin Foil Hat

Author : Todd Keisling “People of Earth, hear me!” The transient stood in the center of the station and held a large placard that read “THEY’RE WATCHING.” The few commuters who paid him any attention allowed a large distance between themselves and this poor, confused soul. “The Shadow Government that controls this planet does not […]

Dream Weaving

Author : Salli Shepherd In Fresno, California, Kalisha Henderson jacks herself in to a palm-length, slimline psii-pod and closes her eyes. She is young, barely in her teens, and her mind soon fills with images of pink, prancing horses with horns of silver. She hasn’t yet learnt to hold her impressions well or long enough […]

Hammond’s Miracle Machine

Author : DarlingDante Dr. Hammond mopped the sweat from his forehead, his round red cheeks heaving in labored breath. He’d maintained a manicured composure during countless conferences, lectures, and even the couple of morning news shows he’d smiled through, but on the day of the test, a beaded crown of anxiety hung on his brow. […]

Reality Fading

Author : naquoya It ended as it always was. Just me with my thoughts bidding farewell to the only friend I really knew. At least he was the only one who really knew me. There was no grave site. No urn to hold his burnt remains. No, there was just my memories of him, which […]

deviantART Writing Contest, Runners Up

As a follow up to the contest we ran a few months ago on deviantART looking for 7 top notch Flash Fiction pieces to feature here on 365tomorrows, this is our second ‘week of deviantART’ where we feature the Runners Up. We had a fantastic response from the writing community there, with 40 entries coming […]

I’ve Seen Things…

365tomorrows launched August 1st, 2005 with the lofty goal of providing a new story every day for a year. We’ve been on the wire ever since.

Our stories are a mix of those lovingly hand crafted by a talented pool of staff writers, and select stories received by submission.

The archives are deep, feel free to dive in.

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What is Flash Fiction?

"Flash fiction is fiction with its teeth bared and its claws extended, lithe and muscular with no extra fat. It pounces in the first paragraph, and if those claws aren’t embedded in the reader by the start of the second, the story began a paragraph too soon. There is no margin for error. Every word must be essential, and if it isn’t essential, it must be eliminated."

Kathy Kachelries, Founding Member