Flash Fiction

Unique and innovative Flash Fiction has long been a beloved challenge for Christopher Deliso.

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The art of distilling a story into its essential structure, to weave in meaning while generating it by exclusion- these are the delights and challenges of this popular sub-genre. Visit these links for the best examples of Christopher Deliso’s Flash Fiction stories.

Some Flash Fiction stories by Christopher Deliso
The Accidental Playwright After,” The Traveller’s Literary Supplicant, (December 11, 2023)
-A physicist becomes an unlikely playwright when her husband, supported by an ambitious director, suggests it. But will her complex plot be understood by the audience of random college-town people? And does the final story have more to say about relationships or the ‘NFL is rigged’ narrative of 2023? With so much drama going on, the reader would be forgiven for missing the many references to tings as far between as Flann O’Brien and the Detroit Lions’ season of destiny.


“What Was Lost,” The Traveller’s Literary Supplicant (August 11, 2023)
-A fable, or para-memoir, apparently of British Lt. Col. and Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett, this misdirection of a tiny tale flows to the mystery of a still-unresolved mystery, merging times, narrative and the unknowable customs of the river’s occupants.
The Stowaway,” The Traveller’s Literary Supplicant (April 23, 2023)
-At a San Francisco Irish pub constrained by the national crackdown on pinball, an unexpected guest shows up after President Roosevelt’s Executive Order against undesirable aliens… how will the pub’s customers negotiate a separate peace with the endlessly reliable Officer O’Brien when he arrives for his weekly illicit pint?
Street Scene before the Miracle,” The Traveller’s Literary Supplicant, Aprill 11, 2023
-A weighty obligation falls on the shoulders of a Greek Air Force pilot in Alexandroupoli, called in the middle of the night to pick up his errant brother and return stolen property. But what to make of his brother’s extraordinary story, and advice? A short but powerful meditation on the human condition and possible futures.
Recreating John Scotus,” The Galway Review, December 10, 2017.
-A combination of memoir, flash, philosophy and allusion, this tale of old Ireland and a plush dog touches deep in precious few words.