Category Archives: Short-Stories

Going to School With a Paranormal Octopus: Results for the August Flash Fiction Draw Challenge. August 15, 2022.

The draws for the August 2022 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge were: A Paranormal Story Set in an Abandoned Grade School Involving a Stuffed Octopus E. H. Timms wrote “Lost and Found.” https://thinkingthinking123.blogspot.com/2022/08/flash-fic-challenge-lost-and-found.html And I wrote “Sushi.” https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/08/14/flash-fiction-draw-challenge-story-for-august-2022-sushi-by-jeff-baker-august-14-2022/ Anyone wants to … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Draw Challenge story for August 2022: “Sushi,” by Jeff Baker. (August 14, 2022.)

Sushi by Jeff Baker “She’s in here. I can tell.” Becky said, looking tall in her green dress, contrasting with the dark hallways the three of them had just walked through. The classroom was dingy and smelled. The old school … Continue reading

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Sunflowers. Be Careful With These! Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker. August 12, 2022.

Sunflowers by Jeff Baker The cloud moved from in front of the sun, spreading light and warmth on the suburban driveway. At the end of the drive stood the two tall sunflowers. The slightly taller of the two sent a … Continue reading

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“But Not a Drop to Drink…” Friday Flash Fics at Demeter’s Bar by Jeff Baker, July 30, 2022. (Saturday, but…)

But Not A Drop to Drink by Jeff Baker (A Demeter’s Bar Story) “Could it get any hotter?” somebody at the bar asked. “Only if we all press together,” Paco said, sipping his beer. About five of us were sitting … Continue reading

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“Dragon on the Roof.” Friday Flash Fics for July 22, 2022 by Jeff Baker.

Dragon on the Roof (July 20, 2022) by Jeff Baker “Hey, Mister Acosta,” the kid in the backwards ball cap and low-slung jeans said as he walked into the shop. “You know you got a dragon on your roof?” “Yeah, … Continue reading

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July Flash Fiction Draw Challenge: The Results! (A Pie Tin in the Asteroid Belt–It’s an Adventure!) July 20, 2022. Jeff Baker.

The draws for the July 2022 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge were: An Adventure Set in the Asteroid Belt Involving a Pie Tin E. H. Timms wrote “Medicinal Compounds.” https://thinkingthinking123.blogspot.com/2022/07/flash-fic-challenge-medicinal-compounds.html And I wrote “Because the Damn Thing’s There, Okay?” https://authorjeffbaker.com/2022/07/18/because-the-damn-things-there-okay-julys-flash-fiction-draw-challenge-story-by-jeff-baker-july-20-2022/ Anyone … Continue reading

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“Because the Damn Thing’s There, Okay?” July’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker. July 20, 2022.

Because the Damn Thing’s There, Okay? By Jeff Baker AUTHOR’S NOTE: the draws for the July Flash Fiction Draw Challenge were an Adventure, set in the Asteroid Belt, involving a Pie Tin. Here’s what I came up with, and I’ll … Continue reading

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“Interference” for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker. July 15, 2022.

Interference by Jeff Baker “Mooooom! The TV.’s out again!” Perry said. “What do you mean ‘out?’” Mom said. “Bunch of squiggly lines.” Perry said. “Can’t see TV!” Perry’s little brother whined. “Perry, go out and see what the problem is,” … Continue reading

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Summer Nights. Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 1, 2022.

Summer Nights by Jeff Baker The late afternoon shadows stretched toward the first-floor corner window of the dorm. Inside the four friends sat around in the dim light, blinds drawn, radio turned low to a rock station. Chris Goldman sat … Continue reading

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Sleuthing Abord Ship for Friday Flash Fics (June 24, 2022) by Jeff Baker

The Mystery of the Venerable Beade by Jeff Baker “Golly!” Danny McFarlane said. “Don’t say that, you sound like an old movie,” his older brother Russ said, grinning. They stood on the sunny dock staring upwards at the masted ship … Continue reading

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