Here’s a funny little story by Mike Olley. It is only borderline speculative (there’s a super-villain) but I thought it worth sharing. I like the twist on the trope and the characterization.
The Flash Fiction Press is another site that sends out flash stories for free. It’s worth signing up for the email distribution; they have a variety of story styles to suit varied tastes.
Failure Is Not An Option
by Mike Olley
“LAUNCH SEQUENCE INITIATED,” a stark electronic voice uttered, echoing round the vast rock-hewn bunker. Once the severity of this message sank in, panic spread among the uniformed ground-workers who fled this way and that. The lights dimmed. Which didn’t help…READ MORE