Published Fiction


Michelle enjoys genre fiction of all lengths, but she has a special place in her heart for flash fiction and its ability to transcend hard-and-fast subgenre definitions. Her speculative fiction chapbook, "Premeditations" published by Folded Word (2015), is a great way to get a physical, signed copy of her work. (Like picture books? Get a signed copy of Charlie Cat too!)

With these compulsively readable stories, Michelle Ristuccia creates a new genre in PREMEDITATIONS. This chapbook achieves a fresh look at our times, seeming to simplify while posing new questions about all we accept as reality — much as fairy tales and sci fi must have when first told. Ristuccia reveals forbidden texts, such as the complete “Articles of Faith” concerning cookies: tenets that are funny and a little sad, that cut to the core of our many belief systems. She dares tell first-person, true-life accounts of encounters with stick figures that become threatening; with a father who has a dangerous, rejuvenating secret; with immature non-human beings that in no way resemble anything we’ve come to expect. Whether humanoid, android, or otherwise sentient, PREMEDITATIONS is a must read.


“Premeditations by Michelle Ristuccia offers an alluring sampler of dark flash fiction, bite-sized and delicious like a tray of freshly-baked cookies. And, as with cookies, you can’t stop at reading just one.”

Alex Shvartsman, Editor in Chief of UFO Publishing

Read an excerpt here
Get a signed physical copy directly from Michelle for $9 through paypal. Specify what you want the dedication to say in PayPal's notes.

We appreciate all the good reviews on Amazon ] and on [ Goodreads ]. Thank you!


More Science Fiction and Fantasy Flash Fiction

"I Must Be Dead" at Kazka Press (C) June 2013
"Bang" at Dribblecast (C) April 2011
"For Safety's Sake" at Pendragon Variety (C) November 2010
"High Security at the Zoo" at Pendragon Variety (C) March 2010
"Worlds Apart" at Dead Robot's Society Podcast (C) Jan 2010
"Scouting Ahead" at PicFic (C) May 1 2010
"Jimmy' Leg" at Pendragon Variety (C) March 2010
"In Flight" at Pendragon Variety (C) March 2010
"The Adventures of Sebastian the Unicorn" at PicFic (C) Oct 2009
"Maggots" at Tweet the Meat (C) Aug 24th 2009
"Sleep" at Nanoism (C) November 2, 2009
"Faery Radio" at Nanoism (C) June 15th, 2009
"Queen" at PicFic (C) June, 2009
"Cherub Flash" at Thaumatrope (C) November 21, 2009
"The Beginning is Nigh" at 52 Stitches (C) Oct 25, 2009






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