Flash Fiction

Hi Everyone,

Book 2 in my Deadwood Chronicles series is now available on kindle with 50 more delightful tales of intrigue to entertain you

This weeks story will appear in Devil’s Hopyard book 3 of my Deadwood Chronicles series.

This week’s Flash Fiction tale:Doctor Sharkenstein

In Monstoria,  the mad scientist’s loyal assistant, Isore, burst into his lab screaming, “Doctor Sharkenstein! Doctor Sharkenstein! The monster has escaped, and is dive bombing the village. Oh, the shame and agony of it! What will we do?”

Crazy, old, mad, Sharkenstein with eyes a blaze, “Isore, how many times do I have to tell you: she is not a monster, she is just misunderstood!”

“But Master! The Sharkeon is, trying to terrorize everyone by swooping down on them and carrying off their children for snack time. We must stop Sharkeon! Our insurance doesn’t cover monster bites, or rabies shots!”

“Nonsense, Isore! I will do no such thing. All the villagers have ever done is laugh and scoff at my creations. They must be taught a lesson. You don’t make fun of a Sharkenstein! My greatest creation, Sharkeon, will teach them not to laugh at me.”

“But Master, they are laughing hysterically at us! Oh, the shame of it!”

“WHAT? WHY? WHY ISORE? What has gone wrong this time?”

Isore thought for a moment, “Well for starters, maybe we should have crossed that great white shark with something more vicious like a lion, instead of a pigeon. That way, except for the jaws, it wouldn’t be so small, cute and cuddly. Also the villagers are complaining that it’s making a mess of the mayor’s statue, and we have to clean it up, or else.”

Sharkenstein sadly groaned, “Another failure! All right, get the brooms from the pigeon coop.”

The End


Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice:

1/14/2017            Mirage

12/31/2016          One Last Toast

11/26/2016          Fly Me to the Moon



Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice:

1/14/2017            Mirage

5/14/2016           Sharp Stones

4/2/2016             The Blind

2/16/2016           Form of a Lizard

Each week, at indiesunlimited.com the public gets to choose the Readers’ Choice winning entry by popular vote and the author is rewarded with a special feature on Saturdays. In the case of the Editors’ Choice winners, they garner a coveted spot in the first ever Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice Anthology.

copyright 2017 by Joe Wocoski