Flash Fiction Index

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Stories by Lao Ma 劳马 (pen name of Ma Junjie 马俊杰), whose reputation as a master of Chinese flash fiction is well deserved.

Pretty darn good stories by: Page 01, Wan Junhua (万俊华), Yu Tu (余途) and Liu Wufu (刘吾福); Page 02, Liu Wufu (刘吾福) and Liao Yuqun (廖玉群); Page 03, Liang Xianquan (梁闲泉) and Liang Xiaoping (梁小萍).

Excellent stories by: Page 01, Ma Changshan (马长山), Cai Zhongfeng (蔡中锋), Liang Xiaoquan (梁晓泉), et al.; Page 02, Zhang Wei (张维), Li Jiantong (厉剑童) and Jia Shuling (贾淑玲); Page 03, Hurrying Scholar  (赶路秀才), Clear Little Master (清清小主) and Wang Pingzhong (王平中); Page 4, Commoner's Small Talk (凡夫微言), Jiang Yuqiao (蒋玉巧) and Potency of Zhongshan (蒋晓辉).

Humorous stories by Pang Qifan (庞启帆), Zhang Jingjuan (张静娟), Fu Xiujuan (付秀娟), Zhang Wei (张炜), Liu Lang (刘浪), Wan Junhua (万俊华), Sun Hao (孙昊), Tang Boniu (唐伯牛), Hao Xiezhen (郝叶蓁), Chen Xinxiang (陈新祥), Chen Binhua (陈彬华), Zhang Kai (张凯), Zhang Guoyong (张国永) and others.

Page 04 includes One Gulp Zhen (甄一口) by Feng Jicai (冯骥才).

Entries in the The Fourth World Chinese Same-Topic Flash Fiction Exhibition. Stories from authors who live in Brazil, China, Germany, the United States and other nations.

Rather serious pieces by
Bi Shumin (毕淑敏), Guo Moruo (郭沫若), Sun Li (孙犁),  Zhao Chuangliang (赵创亮), He Liwei (何立伟), Cai Zhongfeng (蔡中锋), Liu Lang (刘浪), Chili Pepper (辣子), Huang Jiansheng (黄建生), Jiang Xiaohui (蒋晓辉), Fu Haoyong (符浩勇), Wu Hongpeng (吴宏鹏), Xie Fengrong (谢丰荣), Qing Fu (青夫) and others.

Interesting views of the people of the Middle Kingdom through slice-of-life vignettes.

More slice-of-life stories with a heart.

The author's writing skills improve markedly from Page 01 to Page 03.


Some clever stories by Bladeless Sword (无刃剑), Cold Month Desolation (冷月潇潇), Music Hall Owner (回乐堂堂主), Crazy Ancient Pride (古傲狂生), and the seemingly out-of-place Ma Changshan (马长山).

Good stories. Chinese text not available online, but book can be ordered online
here (pay in Dollars but impossibly expensive) or here (pay in Yuan), or we will email you copies of individual stories. Edited by Ma Changshan (马长山) and Cheng Siliang (程思良).

Pages 1 and 2 were Fannyi's second experience with Chinese flash fiction. (The first is lost in the mists of time.) He likes those stories very much and finds the ones on pages 3 and 4 disappointing by comparison. These stories are great for practicing Chinese Reading skills.

Very short stories by the next generation of flash fiction writers. Not the best literature, perhaps, but still some pretty clever stories. Great introduction to contemporary Chinese fiction for language students. Chinese text not available online, but book can be ordered
here or here (both require payment in Yuan), or ask us to email you the individual stories you want to study.

Morally uplifting stories suitable for Reader's Digest.

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