(Editor’s note: this is a flash-fiction by Daniel R. Jones, the editor-in-chief of Short Tale Shrew) 10-39 It was 1:27 a.m. when I awoke to a knock on our front door. “Wasn’t Kaylee’s curfew midnight?” I asked my husband as I rose and peered through the blinds. Two policemen wearing navy-blue peaked caps stood on … More 10-39

Winner of our 2016 Spring Writing Contest!

All of us over here at the Shrew are very pleased to announce the winner of our 2016 Spring writing contest! The winner is Matt Wyles, with his flash In Microcosm?  If you remember, the required subject matter was rebirth. Matt’s flash-fic took an oblique attempt at this, and succeeded swimmingly. His microfiction was intimate, yet ambitious. The story took … More Winner of our 2016 Spring Writing Contest!

Flash Fiction- Choosing Your Audience

Whenever people bang out written communication, they typically think about who exactly they’re trying to communicate with. Whether you’re typing up an e-mail to a friend, writing a letter, or scribbling down a memo to yourself- odds are a recipient has been pre-decided. The irony is that most writers don’t have this degree of intentional-ity … More Flash Fiction- Choosing Your Audience

Now accepting submissions! 2016 Spring Fever Microfiction

2016 Spring Fever Writing Award: Microfiction Short Tale Shrew is now accepting submissions for their 2016 Spring Fever Writing Award! Please read and abide by the following rules: The Contest: Here at Short Tale Shrew, we run quarterly contests centering on Flash Fiction. The 2016 Spring Fever Writer Award is Short Tale Shrew’s Flash Fiction writing contest for the … More Now accepting submissions! 2016 Spring Fever Microfiction