What is Quick as a Flash?

Quick as a Flash is a free weekly newsletter with micro and flash fiction written by Anthony Lora. Its purpose is to provide some quick reads that anyone can get through, even if it means slotting them in between life’s busiest moments.

I lose track of things so easily: my keys, my phone, the remote. I once even misplaced my toaster—don’t ask. So when I saw an infomercial for microchips that sound in response to clapping, you bet I dialed 1-800-FOUND-IT.

But now I clap, and all I find is a cacophony of beeps.

Miscalculation, The Loss Issue

What Do Subscribers Get?

Each issue hosts five microfiction stories, like the one above, and one or two flash fiction pieces that are 1000 words or less. Subscribers get them sent straight to their inbox for free.

The art of writing such condensed works is both fun and challenging. Readers also get to take part in the process by participating in polls that will influence both the flash fiction piece and the theme of the issue as a whole. Answer the poll with the elements you think are most interesting or challenging to write about!

Death leaned over the passenger seat, placing a lipless kiss on my cheek.

I jolt awake and grab the wheel, ignoring both the wailing horn of the semi and the pounding of my heart as I swerve back into my lane.

“Jesus Christ.”

In the rearview mirror, a hollow eye winks at me.

A Warning, The Cold Touch of Death Issue

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What’s Coming in the Future?

You can look forward to information on my other planned projects and on some free giveaways. You’ll also get recommendations on other short fiction writers to follow so that the rest of your week can be filled with stories while you wait on the next issue of QaaF!

Later this year I will also be working on releasing a serial right here on Substack. Look forward to the first season of The Catcher Files, multiverse fantasy adventure.

The embers of the fire glowed, lighting the world one last time. It had a good run, catching the eye of those that dared look. It burned. It glistened in the night. It flickered. It died out. But tomorrow (and next week and next year…), there would be another to take its place.

Little Ones, The Lasts Issue