Monday, May 02, 2011

A Design for Life, by Emma Jones

This week, I’m happy to report that I discovered a new source for online short stories. Glossolalia publishes flash fiction, stories of 500 words or less. I enjoy a good bit of flash fiction. I’ve even read stories that were only six sentences. Each story on Glossolalia comes with a photograph. So far, I think they are fitting to the story to which they are paired.

I was perusing through the stories when the photo that accompanied A Design for Life caught my eye. At first, the reader thinks that the narrator is speaking about one thing, but then there’s a twist at the end. That’s right, a 500 word story (or less) with a real, surprising twist at the end. It’s difficult to go more in depth into the story without giving the whole thing away. I suppose that’s a part of reading/review flash fiction. The story is good, interesting with a surprise. Less than 500 words and I’m interested in reading more work by Emma Jones.

Thanks to John Mutford at The Book Mine Set for hosting Short Story Monday.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I love Flash Fiction. Can't wait to check it out. I'm sharing some of my favorite blogs today at Miss Good on Paper; I hope you'll stop by and share some of your favorites, too. Happy Monday!

    -Miss GOP

  2. I've been wanting to read more flash fiction. This sounds like a good one for me.

    I read a really short story but it wouldn't qualify as Flash fiction. It was under 5 pages but sure packed a punch: