Framed by Flash:Eliminate Fluff and Teach Transfer

As the summer rolls on, it gets closer to time when us teachers need to start thinking about the start of the next semester. Here are some thoughts on how to use Flash Fiction and Flash CNF in your classroom. Framed by Flash: Eliminate Fluff and Teach Transfer By Sara Codair Flash fiction and microContinue reading “Framed by Flash:Eliminate Fluff and Teach Transfer”

Micro Fiction: The Lament of Mr. Whiskers

The Lament of Mr. Whiskers  by Sara Codair “I think I preferred your old hobby,” said Mr. Whiskers. With his sleek, black fur and yellow eyes, he looked like a mini-panther. His human rubbed his head and scratched under his chin until he purred. “You’re such a handsome boy,” said the human. “I appreciate theContinue reading “Micro Fiction: The Lament of Mr. Whiskers”

Flash Fiction: At Last

The following piece of flash fiction was originally published on Cracked Flash and was the runner up for their week 44 competition. I made some revisions based on the feedback I received from the judges. At Last By Sara Codair The sword fell out of Lenora’s hand. It was over. After years of slaving awayContinue reading “Flash Fiction: At Last”

Flash Fiction: Hope

Hope By Sara Codair “Don’t feel bad. I’m pretty hard to kill,” said GiYu. His purple appendages were already reattached and his torso was knitting itself back together. The human female nodded and sucked air in through her nose. The slurping sound worried GiYu that the mucus her crying had evoked was making it hardContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Hope”

Flash Fiction: Feline Frenzy

Here is a goofy cat story to brighten your Friday: Feline Frenzy By Sara Codair I see you thought the kitten as it skulked toward the cheesecake. The cheesecake didn’t say anything back. The kitten took that as a sign that the cheesecake didn’t see him. Just to be safe, he crouched a little lowerContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Feline Frenzy”

A Short Study in Scholarly Revenge

A Short Study in Scholarly Revenge By Sara Codair Life through the lens of a Petri dish: love sacrificed for knowledge. After twenty years searching for truths too small for the naked eye, suffering in my lab, driven mad by failed experiments and failed relationships, I found the answer. Hours later, I read Studies inContinue reading “A Short Study in Scholarly Revenge”

Flying Mouse-Squirrel-Bird Thing

When I decide to write a flash story after spending the day grading papers, I end up writing stories inspired by cat toys. “Flying mouse-squirrel-bird Thing” is one of those. My cat has this crinkly, furry toy that is flattened like a flying squirrel but with the face and coloring of a mouse.  It has strings danglingContinue reading “Flying Mouse-Squirrel-Bird Thing”

Deceit in the Dark

Deceit in the Dark By Sara Codair The vampiress hissed. “Mortal fool! Challenging me will be your doom!” The knight arched one eyebrow. “Perhaps it will be your doom.” She screeched, hoping to intimidate him. Her most terrifying, earsplitting howl failed to impress the knight. His eyes and skin were like ice and snow. HisContinue reading “Deceit in the Dark”

Published by Foliate Oak

Today I had a piece of flash fiction published by Foliate Oak Magazine: “You open the closet on Monday morning, trying to decide what to wear. His side: everything is ironed, organized by color and meticulously hung. Your side: wrinkled shirts cling to hangers and sleeves dangle dangerously close to the floor.” Read more here.