The best shortest stories in the world

We selected some of the most interesting 55 words stories on the Internet. Enjoy reading!

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Maybe some of you know about the competition run by the New Times in the USA. The competition named Fifty-Five Fiction Contest is for short 55 — words stories, and some of these, in our humble opinion, are among the world’s best shortest stories.

If you like the Fifty-Five Fiction contest and, in particular short stories, then also look at drabbles and short stories known as minisagas.

Here we selected some of the most interesting 55 words stories globally.

Enjoy reading!

Some of The best shortest stories in the world

ACCIDENTS (Author: Mark Cohen)

Reginald Cooke had buried three wives before he married Cecile Northwood.

“Tragic accidents,” he told her.

“How sad,” replied Cecile. “Were they … wealthy?”

`And beautiful,” said Reginald.

They honeymooned in the Alps.

Later, Cecile told her new husband, “You know, darling, my first husband died in a tragic mountaineering accident.”

“How sad,” replied Justin Marlow

BEDTIME STORY (Author: Jeffrey Whitmore)

“Careful, honey, it’s loaded,” he said, re-entering the bedroom.

Her back rested against the headboard. “This for your wife?”

“No. Too chancy. I’m hiring a professional.”

“How about me?”

He smirked. “Cute. But who’d be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?”

She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel.

“Your wife.”

FATE (Author: J. Ripp)

This was the only way, such a blur of rage and bliss and hurled toasters as our time together had become. Appeal to fate…



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