Flash Fiction

Composing and publishing unique and innovative Flash Fiction is a beloved pastime for Christopher Deliso.

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The art of distilling a story into its most essential structure, to weave in elements of meaning while simultaneously generating it by recourse to exclusion- these are some of the delights and challenges of this increasingly popular sub-genre.

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Some Flash Fiction stories by Christopher Deliso:
“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.