Phil Revell

Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is the kind of stuff you might have been asked to write at school. It’s short, usually less than 500 words, and in one format the requirement is exactly 55 words. It’s a format that suits the Internet. You can decide for yourself whether that is due to the limitations of the medium, or whether it reflects a shrinking of the modern attention span. History would suggest the former, because Aesop’s Fables might be seen as early examples of flash fiction.

A lot of my shorter stories are about teaching and the absurdities of life inside schools. Some examples were originally published by the
TES, and, at some point, they may or may not become an anthology.

Here are two examples: