Fanfic Recs / Naruto Oneshot And Short Fics

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150 Things Konoha Shinobi Are Not Allowed To Do. by Pridefall

A Justifiable Excuse by Rayemars
  • Recommended by Neo Shiraku
  • Synopsis: Uchiha Itachi, there is no sin in killing your clan when they are only imposters.
  • Genre: AU, Angst

Akamaru Says By WatchingAsYouFall
  • Recommended by Aka Shika
  • Pairings: Shikamaru/Kiba
  • Synopsis: "Shikamaru has always been friends with Kiba and Kiba has always been friends with Akamaru. Shikamaru has gotten used to the dog "saying" things, but is Akamaru really saying them, or is it Kiba? Fluff" Taken from
  • Genre: Friendship/Romance
  • Comments: WAFF-y fic that borders on diabetic with its sweetness.

Anko's Apprentice by Yamamato
  • Recommended by Glasvask
  • Synopsis: The Chunin Exams would have ended a lot differently if Anko had been Naruto's teacher.
  • Genre: Humor, Crackish
  • Comments: Told from Kakashi's POV in first person. Despite that, I like it.

An Unexpected Adventure in the Minds of Others by Zenthisoror
  • Recommended by winternightingale
  • Synopsis: The Sage of the Six Paths had planned his Grand Entrance to perfection. That plan had not involved arriving early and getting lost on the outer perimeters of Naruto and Sasuke's Minds. Since neither Mind wants to die any time soon, guides have been sent to help the Sage get back on schedule.
  • Genre: 'a vaguely surreal meandering tour, borders on crack' as author put it
  • Comments: One of those rare fics where your brain instantly goes "canon freaking accepted". Also very very funny. I love everything in this fic, including the fact that Itachi's crow shitted all over Naruto's mind.

Atonement by Audemed
  • Recommended by Walking Oedipus, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: A curious doctor delves into the case of a permanent psych-ward patient. A scenario in which Naruto develops a split personality, thinks he is Sasuke. Hard to explain, but it's enjoyable.
  • Genre: Dark Fic.

Automatic by Dayadhvam
  • Recommended by Pastykake
  • Synopsis: Gaara's shield defense is automatic: he has never had to consciously think about ordering the sand where it is needed. Kankurou and Temari have always known this.
  • Genre: Family
  • Comments: Well-written, and gave me fluffy feelings. —Pastykake

Blessed event by Lucillia
  • Recommended by KtheCloud
  • Synopsis: In which Obito enters the cave where Naruto was born a little early.
  • Genre:

Candlelight by DrerrRedclaw
  • Recommended by Alrune
  • Pairing: Shikamaru x Temari
  • Synopsis: How much can you do for someone? Especially for someone you're not even in love with?
  • Genre: Romance, Angst.
  • Comments: Rather ancient but hasn't lost an inch of its quality in 6 years. —Alrune

Catch-22 by The Sh33p
  • Recommended by Mcnickel, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: A series of fan ideas about the history of Naruto that were thunk up before Canon slapped it in the face (circa January 2006).
  • Genre: Alternate History

Cheaters Prosper by drakensis
  • Recommended by Mcnickel, Komodo Classic
  • Synopsis: What's with all this fighting fair? Naruto's going to win ninja-fashion, by hook by crook and all within the rules... technically.
  • Genre: For Want of a Nail / Humor

Convergence by blacknoise
  • Recommended by Synonyms
  • Synopsis: Semi-AU where Obito and Kakashi could be in prolonged contact without one of them dying or being arrested. A unique love story hidden in pain.
  • Genre: Angst
  • Warning: co-dependency, sex and a very much not healthy relationship
  • Pairing: Kakashi/Obito, mentions of Obito/Rin
  • Comments: While I'm usually not a very big fan of Kakashi/Obito, mostly because of Obito's insane troll logic of a reason for destroying people's life in the manga, this completely blew my mind. A must-read for anyone who can read.

Death's Precipice by The-Sh33p
  • Recommended by RazorSmile
  • Synopsis: Rock Lee wonders what it's like to stand on the edge of Death's precipice. Tonight, he's going to find out.
  • Genre: Drama

Deep Cover by demonicnargles
  • Recommended by Lustheron
  • Synopsis: He had been pretending for so long that he didn't notice when his act became his reality.
  • Genre: AU/Romance/Drama

Excuses by sweetsheart
  • Recommended by Dellanotte
  • Synopsis: Jiraiya and Orochimaru have decided it's entirely unfair that, one week out of the month, Tsunade gets to do light training while they have to work themselves to the bone – so they decide it's best to investigate. Young!Sannin.
  • Genre: Humor/Friendship

Hell by Lucillia
  • Recommended by KtheCloud, Robinton
  • Synopsis: An elderly Naruto has a seal blow up in his face and gets a brief glimpse of his idea of Hell...
  • Genre:

Hero by Agent Malkere.
  • Recommended by Hatted Halfling
  • Status: Complete
  • ”Pairings”: None
  • Synopsis: Sakura was never meant to be a hero but in the end she became one anyway.
  • ”Summary”: A character study of Sakura, written in 2010, so obviously non-canon compliant at this point, but still definitely worth checking out. If you like Sakura, or just wish she’d had a chance to be more, then take a look.

Hokage Kakashi by Mirror and Image
  • Recommended by Veloren, Komodo Classic, Robinton
  • Synopsis: Whoever thought Hatake Kakashi would make a great Hokage needed to be killed. Slowly.
  • Comments: Has a similar half-crack-half-almost-serious tone as A Bad Week At The Wizengamot.
  • Genre: Humor

Joy Ride by firefly
  • Recommended by Thriaemis
  • Synopsis: Still in the days when Team 7 carried out missions with Kakashi, and wind up on assignment to deliver the first and LAST car of Konoha's history with a particular quirky copynin driving. The reason why Konoha has no cars? Blame Kakashi.
  • Genre: Humor

Killing it by dawnstruck
  • Recommended by Synonyms
  • Synopsis: A year after Jiraiya's death, a new Icha Icha volume gets published. Self-declared Number One Fan, Hatake Kakashi, grows suspicious, but keeps buying them anyway.
  • Genre: Mild crack, Humor
  • Warning: Spoiler up to chapter 698, a not-so-subtle Take That to the Base Breaker of an epilogue
  • Pairing: Naruto/Sasuke.

Legendary Perverts by warai kitsune
  • Recommended by Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: One of the things they never point out about the legendary Sannin is that each have these little...quirks. Something that this fic addresses. SFW.
  • Genre: Humor

Lessons by Elizabeth Culmer
  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Synopsis: Umino Iruka is a good ninja and a good man. But nobody is born with all the answers.
  • Comments: Just a oneshot about Iruka and how and why he became a teacher.

Lies by H.E.Gray
  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Genre: Drama/Angst
  • Synopsis: It's nearly pathetic how easy it is to fool a village full of ninjas. Iruka lies so much that he can hardly remember the truth.
  • Pairings: mild Iruka/Kakashi and Iruka/Anko
  • Comments: A dark Alternate Character Interpretation of Iruka. Chills, tropers. Chills.

Like Me by KonohasBlackReaper
  • Recommended by Antivash
  • Genre: Drama/Horror
  • Synopsis: During a run in with Orochimaru, Sakura and her friends find themselves outmatched. He discusses Team seven and the Sannin team, looking for who matches who. Orochimaru's observations shock everyone. A short one shot. (Directly from
  • Comments: An interesting look at Naruto and his pranking attitude. Maybe not the most original, but certainly well done. Probably less of a story and more of a character piece.

Martyr by jmtothemusic
  • Recommended by Synonyms
  • Synopsis: When it comes to Sasuke Uchiha, there is a whole side of selfishness involved in despising yourself.
  • Genre: Angst
  • Warning: Dark themes
  • Pairing: Naruto/Sasuke if you tilt your head side way and squint
  • Comments: Alternate Character Interpretation of Sasuke and Naruto after the war.

A Meeting Between Heaven and Earth by BukkakeNoJutsu
  • Recommended by RazorSmile
  • Synopsis: Pein's brutal razing of Konoha tests Naruto's mettle in ways he never expected or wanted. As a jinchuuriki, genin, summoner, sage, and aspiring Hokage, this is what is means to be Uzumaki Naruto with his village on the brink of annihilation.
  • Genre: Adventure/Supernatural
  • Comments: A deeper treatment of Sage Mode than the mere power-up it is in canon and the best Naruto v. Sasuke fight scene you will ever see.

Movie Script by Mistress of Sarcasm
  • Recommended by Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: Sakura thinks that their lives would make a great movie. In fact, she's already written the script...
  • Genre: ?

A Naruto Mary-Sue Alphabet by Madame Mayhem
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: "A is for Amaya, a very common name. Many Sues are named this, and they're all the same..."
  • Comments: Pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin - an alphabet of Mary Sues in the Naruto fandom.

A Night On The Town by Hideyori Onsen
  • Recommended by Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: Naruto always runs into drunken angry mobs in Konoha. But Konoha is a big place surely they can't all be angry all the time right?
  • Genre: Humor

Nonsensical Gallery by Christopher Scott, Gentleman Thief
  • Recommended by Mcnickel
  • Synopsis: A series of occasionally connecting stories, of very high quality, though YMMV, as with any.
  • Genre: Various

Only a Ghost of a Hope by phoenixyfriend
  • Recommended by jtblion
  • Synopsis: He was dead. She knew that. So why did she keep seeing him?
  • Genre: Supernatural/Romance

Only Bastards Rise by BukkakeNoJutsu
  • Recommended by RazorSmile
  • Synopsis: Uzumaki Naruto has learned everything from his mistakes. Anyone who thinks otherwise is dead wrong.
  • Genre: Adventure

The Opposite of Reflection by coincident
  • Recommended by Kraesil
  • Synopsis: The man who destroyed Kiragakure, and the woman who saved it. A fairly long—as in roughly 14k words long—fic filling in the gaps left by canon when it comes to Mei's rise to Godaime Mizukage. She certainly doesn't do it the normal way—if there is such a thing as "normal" in the shinobi world.

Reiteration by Aka-Mainyu
  • Recommended by Elector Dark, Kazeto
  • Synopsis: A Nameless Narrative oneshot (although names are given in the tags) that seems to tell of Naruto's rotten future.
  • Genre: ?

Remember? by ieatwithchopsticks
  • Recommended by A-Tisket,A-Tasket
  • Synopsis: Deidara is confronted by an ANBU, a young kunoichi named Hana. Deidara knows Hana, but is unaware that the woman he is facing off with, in a fight to the death, is the same person he once cared so much for.
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Tragedy

She Loves by Fantastical Queen Ebony Black (Implied Noncon)
  • Recommended by AkatsukiDaybreak
  • Status:
  • Synopsis: A poem from the perspective of Gaara's mother as she slowly spirals into insanity as Gaara's birth nears.

Stolen Light by Silver Haired Seireitou
  • Recommended by LastationLover5000
  • Synopsis: A short one-shot where Madara reflects on the state of the world, and his own past, as he casts the Infinite Tsukyomi.
  • Comments: While brief, it's a rather interesting look into the psyche of the infamous Madara Uchiha, whom I think everyone can agree is a psychopath. This story actually sums up how I sympathized with Madara fairly well — in fact, this story places it in words more eloquent than I could come up with — and it could make those of you who hate Madara see him in a different light. Or, you might not change your opinion at all. Give this quick one-shot a read and decide for yourself. —LastationLover5000

Through Stitches by firefly
  • Recommended by beeruckzII, Pastykake
  • Synopsis: A ripped shirt. That's all Gaara communicated with, sending one every time his siblings attempted conversation.
  • Comments: Absolutely heartbreaking! You WILL cry! —beeruckzll

Troubling New Developments by SicTransitGloria
  • Recommended by Dellanotte, Long Live Humour
  • Synopsis: "Kakashi takes a moment to wrap his mind around equating Ino's chest with enemy shinobi while Asuma begins beating his head against the table and groaning about how he didn't sign up for this. Rated for language and the general horror that is puberty" Slight AU
  • Genre: Humor

Turned Traitor by Diva-esque

The Uzumaki's Peace by The Pro
  • Recommended by RazorSmile, Pastykake
  • Synopsis: The end of the Fourth Shinobi World War was the herald of greatness, and an era of peace and prosperity was ushered in on the shoulders of a legend. In the world of shinobi, however, nothing is ever as it seems. And five years later, all is not well.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Comments:
    • An old Kage has a discussion with a new one and hilarity ensues. Peace through superior firepower taken to its utmost conclusion; it's a beautiful thing. —RazorSmile
    • I don't see what's hilarious about it, but it's well-written. It's interesting how (to me, at least) neither side is completely wrong in the scenario that's laid out. —Pastykake

Wayne, what happened to those fountains? by Meinos Kaen
  • Recommended by Mirage, Nitramy, Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: Naruto returns to Konoha and finally works up the courage to confess his true feelings to the love of his life. Oneshot.
  • Pairing: Naruto/Sakura's mother. Yes, really.

Your Fault by (Sarah1281)
  • Recommended by: Pom Rania
  • Synopsis: "In the afterlife, a few of the most likely suspects try to figure out which one of them was the most responsible for the myriad of problems facing the ninja world."
  • Genre: Humour.
  • Comments:
    • I laughed a lot.