Friday, November 14, 2014

Hitcher (a 500-word freaky flash fiction story) by Oren Shafir

Anyone else would have sped right by the big man, but not him. Everyone is God, Charlie thought: me, the children, even this hitchhiker.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laughing with the Dead (a 600-word Halloween flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

Halloween horror graveyardIn my country, cemeteries are just like parks, she says.

Lately, she’s started calling it her country, like she didn’t leave when she was zero-years.old. They’re more in touch with death in her country, she says. The living and the dead all together laughing and celebrating. Go say hello to your dead relatives’ ghostly spirits, she says.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Way Down (a 100-word freaky flash fiction story) by Oren Shafir

He remembers things he should have no recollection of.  Things he never saw. Things he didn't notice at the time. Things which, in reality, he always knew too well. All in vivid detail.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Daddy Isn't Dead (a 100-word freaky flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

Flash fiction horro - Daddy isn't dead imageWas it normal that Jonathon still talked to his Daddy? Janice wasn't sure of anything anymore. Ever since the accident, she felt as though she were floating. Even her little boy seemed visitant and distant. 

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

An Eye for an Eye (a 200-word flash fiction horror story) by Oren Shafir

An eye for an eye - shafir horror
Number Two heard crying from the other room. Not really crying, more like the strange sound that sometimes came from the cats in the alley at night. 

"Did you cut it out?" he asked Number One when he came out.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Orange (an 800-word freaky flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

Orange stageUp until then, all the pink faces and blond heads had been difficult to differentiate for Joseph, and as the week went on, they had transformed into one indistinguishable, nameless mass of people. That is, until he stood face to face with her. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Red 2 (a 400-word freaky flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

Part of my brain can see that Paul grows tired of my chatter, but another part of me knows that he must recognize the truth; Truth is rushing through me like blood through my veins and only some act of violence can stop it. I cannot stop talking.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Revenge (a 400-word suspense short story) by Oren Shafir

At first, I thought it was a cultural thing like, I don't know, a story reading for the public library or something - but when I saw his face, I knew something was wrong.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

After the Accident (a 200-word suspense, horror flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

disfigured face horrorWhen she saw my face, my wife threw up right there on the hospital room floor. She tried to grab the trashcan, but most of it missed. I don't know what she'd had for breakfast, but there was a lot of it.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ugly (a 200-word horror flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

In this version of my hometown, there are no homes, no street names, nothing recognizable. Just rows and rows of concrete blocks on black asphalt roads, and I can't find the place where I'm supposed to be.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy, Healthy and Wise (a 500-word freaky flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

People tell me it's taking over.  You have no life, no friends, we never see you anymore. But I tell them like I'm telling you...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Good Morning, Good Morning! (a 200-word freaky flash fiction suspense short story) by Oren Shafir

horror-story-sunriseMy eyes snap open, and I can tell right away by the tone of the light that it's exactly 6 a.m. I sit up swinging my bare feet in an arc off the bed to the floor. I can feel the energy of life. It will not be one of those days. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Finger (a 250-word suspense flash fiction story) by Oren Shafir

Flash fiction horror - The Finger
How to get your parents' attention
I gave my parents the finger when I was just 8-years-old, but I didn't get the reaction I had been hoping for. I never have -  not until now that is. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

5 Seconds (a 250-word freaky flash fiction suspense short story) by Oren Shafir


Image: www.spoon-tamago.com

Five seconds can be the difference between life and death. In this case, it was the difference. Under oath, I had no choice but  to admit this, even if it meant damning myself in doing so.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Reconciliation (a 150-word freaky flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

Her body ached; they'd been talking for hours.

"All I ask is that you consider it," Mike said, but he had repeated that sentence so many times that it was ignored.

"Do you think I'm a bad father?" he asked.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

The Dance (a 100-word freaky flash fiction story) by Oren Shafir

Last dance flash fictionOne day, they crossed paths in the narrow passage between the bathroom and the hall closet - only enough room for one to pass. Instead, he took hold of her and they spun, lips meeting softly. 

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Another Cup of Tea (a 200-word flash fiction horror short story) by Oren Shafir

Elderly woman - flash fictionHe remembers a young girl, but the things in this house are the possessions of an old woman. Plastic covering the couch upholstry. A lace tablecloth. Porcelain figures on the mantel of a fisherman's wife, a bell and a kettle. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cassie ( a 300-word freaky flash fiction short story) by Oren Shafir

walking street short story
Although my flat was tiny, I could observe all of humanity six flights below on the walking street. It was as though the black cloud of winter had dissipated overnight and the entire country had converged to feel the sun and gawk at each other below me.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Last Train (a 250-word freaky flash fiction horror story) by Oren Shafir


He didn't have to hurry, but he was walking fast because it was the last train. Not that he felt like slowing down anyway. Every week he got the same sinking feeling in his gut as he approached that dark, shadowy tunnel. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Something's Off (a 500-word freaky flash fiction horror story by Oren Shafir

Flash fiction horror - Something Off
Is it my conscience telling me to do something with my life? Choose a path other than the easiest one for a change? A compromise becomes a little white lie, which becomes a deception, which becomes a way of life. Pretty soon, even I don’t know what is real and what is not.

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