Daniel has always been a recluse. He’s content with being alone, even after becoming the last person left on Earth.
Preferring the peace and quiet of his cabin in the woods to the hubbub of the city. He likes the simple way of life there. In the trees, he can savour the solitude while enjoying the company of the deer, birds and other wildlife that would wander past now and again. Animals never hurt him the way people had.
There is one day though, each year that always makes him feel a bit lonely.
Word count: 96
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What is Flash Fiction?
Flash fiction is a genre of fiction, defined as a very short story. While there’s no set word count that separates flash fiction from more traditional short stories, flash fiction stories can be as short as a few words (while short stories typically run for several pages).
Flash fiction is also known as sudden fiction, short-short stories, micro-fiction, or micro-stories.