There are some great flash games out there, though they err more on the side of artistic statements than real games. I prefer to think of them as small interactive journeys that teach you lessons, one of these games is called Coma
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It takes place in a dream - a very short dream. in fact you can play the entire game in about 11 minutes. But take your time and enjoy the soundtrack, graphics, and character interaction. it is really lovely.
The second game, and my favorite of the two, is called loondon, where your character leaves home to explore the world... the world however has different plans.
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This game has more of a defined plot, and a very sad ending. All in 9 minutes I might add.
Whichever one you choose, please appreciate the stylized environments and storytelling in these flash games - It's really wonderful people take the time to share their talents through these games.