sütterlin, handwriting, typography-1362879.jpg

Find Your New Favourite Writer


Flash Fiction

Free Flash Fiction Directory

When it comes to supplying all of our readers with free flash ficiton, this is where we do it. For us, flash fiction is fiction that falls into the 251-999 word category. Do keep in mind that this is what we think a flash fiction word count should be and other publications may disagree – that’s fine!

Below you will find our full directory, split into four separate categories. We sort our flash fiction stories via genre so that our readers can find what they want with greater ease. Have a browse, read the blurbs, and see what story takes your fancy. We do our best to bring you fresh, exciting stories every month so be sure to check back frequently to see what’s new!

Also, be sure to check out the writers and authors behind these stories. They’ve put a lot of time in effort into crafting their story for you to enjoy. Every writer wants to know what their fan base likes or dislikes, and what characters are popular. Be sure to let them know via their socials and check out their personal links. It would mean the world to them!

Why Offer free online flash fiction?

Stories should be, for better or for worse, something that everyone should have access to. A life without fiction would be a dull, boring place. Whether you indluge occasionally for escapism or you are a regular reader, fiction plays an important role in the lives of millions upon millions of people all across the globe.

But not everyone has the money or accessibility to buy fiction.

We do offer commercial releases here for longer works by our writers, but Lore’s website will always remain true to its roots. Offering free fiction for people to enjoy and giving talented writers a spotlight for their work is what we are all about.

We are privilaged to be in a position to offer free fiction and we see it as a win-win! Upcoming or established wrtiers have a platform to share their work – even if it is unorthadox work – and our audience can indulge at no cost to them.

Does Lore Offer flash fiction collections?

Currently, Lore only publishes single, standalone works of flash fiction. There are a number of reasons for this but to keep it simple, we believe this is the best way to run Lore for the time being. Anthologies or collections are certainly something that are in the cards for a future endeavour, but for now it makes sense to keep everything simple.

When we do decide to move into the publication of flash fiction commerically, we’ll need to figure out how best to approach the subject so that it is fair to all the contributors and writers involved.

Right now, Lore’s founder wants to focus on fostering free fiction on the site and keep any commercial releases that’ll become available by one sole author. To handle the publication of collections or anthologies by multiple authors, Lore would need a bigger team!

Does Lore offer anything like the bath flash fiction award?

Here at Lore Publication we have run writing contests and competitons in the past. This is our way of thanking the writers that contribute to the website. We don’t call it an award but we do keep the contests open to everyone, no matter their geographical region.

Keep an eye out on our website and our socials for when we do run contests!

The last flash fiction contest we ran was our launch competition, in which B.K. Bass won with his entry ‘A Diamond Among The Rough’.