Category Archives: Short-Stories

The Reidels Investigate in “Looking For the Yellow House,” for Friday Flash Fiction by Jeff Baker. July 9, 2021.

Looking For the Yellow House by Jeff Baker (A Donna and Sean Reidel Mystery) “You take that way, I’ll take this way.” Donna Reidel pointed and her husband Sean nodded. They were tired, hungry and spattered in mud. The last … Continue reading

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Battle Crime With The Dustman! Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story for July, 2021 from Jeff Baker. July 7th, 2021.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The draws for this month’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge (Thank you, Jeffrey Ricker!) were a comedy set in a car trunk involving a vacuum cleaner. I’ve used a lot of song titles as story titles but I never … Continue reading

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Something Is Up in Barracuda Flats, for Friday Flash Fics, July 2, 2021 by Jeff Baker.

Something Up in Barracuda Flats by Jeff Baker I inhaled on the cheroot and blew the smoke out the open train window. I stared at the scenery. “Travel” certainly came from “travail,” no doubt about it. I’d had easier rides … Continue reading

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“Moon Take Thy Flight” for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, June 25, 2021.

Moon Take Thy Flight by Jeff Baker (A Demeter’s Bar Story) “I’ve been to the Moon, you know,” the old man sitting at the bar said sipping a whiskey. Even for Demeter’s Bar that was an off-the-wall statement. Zack, the … Continue reading

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The Wind Blows Across the Prairie for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, June 18, 2021.

The Wind Across the Prairie Whistling In the Tall, Tall Grass By Jeff Baker (A Billy Gonzalez story) I hadn’t been to the trailer just outside Pending, Kansas in about five years but I’d lived there the summer after I’d … Continue reading

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“A Place Where the Sky Never Ends,” Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker for June 11, 2021.

A Place Where the Sky Never Ends by Jeff Baker When you’re sixteen the world can swirl around you. That happened to me literally at the Kansas State Fair in 1978, but I wasn’t planning on it. Mark Dundee and … Continue reading

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“What We Found In the Back Room of Viterbo’s Pawn and Loan.” Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story for June 2021 by Jeff Baker.

What We Found in the Back Room at Viterbo’s Pawn and Loan by Jeff Baker When you work in essentially a large concrete box with a big window it gets hot, even in the winter. I’d worked at the old … Continue reading

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“Pirouette” With Friday Flash Fics, by Jeff Baker (June 3, 2021)

Computer’s going into the shop, so I’m posting this a day early. And I’m still celebrating my 5th anniversary posting these weekly stories: the prompt pic was off the old Monday Flash Fiction site just before I started playing along. … Continue reading

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“Bus Stop,” My Fifth Anniversary Post on Monday/Friday Flash Fics. May 28th, 2021

                Bus Stop                                                 By Jeff Baker                                              (A Bryce Going Story)           At least the rain had stopped, I thought. And we were in a city, I wasn’t sure which one. I hoped it wasn’t Philly or New York; … Continue reading

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Blowing Smoke With Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker (May 21, 2021)

                                          Blowing Smoke                                             By Jeff Baker             “It looks like smoke,” Jonny Kilbassie said.             “I know,” Big Dave said. “That’s why they call it the Cigarette Nebula. The wonder of this part of the Galaxy.”             Big Dave, … Continue reading

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