Category Archives: Short-Stories

McGuffin’s Goal; Friday Flash Fics for July 31, 2020 by Jeff Baker.

McGuffin’s Goal By Jeff Baker   It was late afternoon in the club and somehow the talk had become nostalgic and had therefore turned to football. Delmar and Aubrey-Smith were recounting their (largely exaggerated) days of glory on the pitch … Continue reading

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The Infernal Machine; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 24, 2020.

The Infernal Machine By Jeff Baker     July 25, 2376 To: Oblivion Co. Head Office From: Riley Arbuthnot R.E.: Capuchin Asteroid.   Dear Mr. Baden-Baden: Made it to the Capuchin Asteroid and it is HUGE! Artificial atmosphere just like … Continue reading

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Encounter The Warrior of Frog Island—If You Dare! Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 17, 2020.

The Warrior of Frog Island By Jeff Baker   I had been travelling for months, days of exploration and adventure and nights where a bed-chamber was a luxury if it had a roof overhead, when after a small trip by … Continue reading

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Hunting the Snark in a Car Lot With a Brick; The Flash Fiction Draw Challenge for July 2020 by Jeff Baker

The Hunting of the Snark By Jeff Baker Another story for the monthly challenge where we draw three cards indicating a genre, a location and an object, all of whom must appear in a 1000 word or less story. The … Continue reading

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Chasing the Vampire for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 10, 2020.

  Mystery at Castle Dracula By Jeff Baker   The cloud-enshrouded mountains parted like curtains as our carriage proceeded towards the dark castle. “They never hole up in a convenient motel near a pool, do they?” Jessie said sarcastically. “Sometimes … Continue reading

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Uncovering an Ancient Mystery for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 3, 2020.

Through the Ancient Desert of the Stars By Jeff Baker Arikos stared up at the window, as the sunlight streamed down through it. Late afternoon and he remembered when he had been a young boy in here, taking instruction and … Continue reading

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Short-Stories by L. Frank Baum, an Imaginary Anthology Compiled by Jeff Baker.

I’ve been reading a lot of L. Frank Baum’s short-stories in the last few months. Most of these stories, by the author of “The Wizard of Oz” are not as well-known, even though there is a Collected Short-Stories out there … Continue reading

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Encounter on a Moonless Night: Friday Flash Fics, June 26, 2020 by Jeff Baker

On a Night When the Moons Were Not In the Sky By Jeff Baker   The night was dark; racing clouds blotting out the stars. Zoras was grateful for the shifting starlight and for the fact that he knew the … Continue reading

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“Bees” are Buzzing for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker. June 19, 2020.

Bees By Jeff Baker The ground was getting very warm, the sum was very bright and the young man in the red shorts was laying on his back, spread-eagled. He wasn’t restrained, but there was an acre of bees quietly … Continue reading

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Masque: Friday Flash Fics for June 12, 2020 by Jeff Baker

The Masquers of Clouds By Jeff Baker   The clouds were here before we were. They have soared over the Midwestern prairie, over its highways, over its furrowed ground waving wheat, over the processions of tribes, over the masses of … Continue reading

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