Coming on the heels of a publication of one of my flash stories, I was thinking the other day about what my favorite flash stories are. I receive two flashes in my e-mail box most mornings, courtesy of Daily Science Fiction and Every Day Fiction, so I read a lot of them. But a handful stand out. Here are four of my favorites:
Ponies by Kij Johnson. The last line kills me every time.
"Hello," Said the Gun by Jay Lake. I love the tension that comes from a protagonist not understanding how much danger she's in.
Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal. A wonderful idea, wonderfully executed.
Freefall by Eric James Stone. A great premise; the resolution is what makes the story.