Fifty Egg Timer Stories is a collection of short stories by one author, all of between 600 and 1000 words. They are written across a mixture of genres without any central theme except being entertaining 'flash fiction'. Actually, the stories cover all the ground between non-fiction and fantasy. This range includes historical fact, far fetched speculative fiction, romance, philosophical reflection and humour. Many of the stories originated from friendly competition amongst other writers of short stories, so these have appeared on-line within social media groups. None of these stories has been 'published' prior to inclusion in this book. All the stories are intended to be complete and totally independent, although some are more rounded than others. No reader is going to be a fan of all these stories, though it is hoped that most appreciate the deliberate attempt at providing a diversity of interest.