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Flash Fiction Friday 110: 6-word stories

25 Oct

DCF 1.0Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and tenth in this series. This week’s is the fourth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies! These stories will be podcasted in episode 35 (with three stories or sets of 6-word stories) on Sunday 29th December.

6-word stories

by William Bortz, afreshnewview.blogspot.com, writer, barista, dreamer.

  • Photographs don’t age, but grow tired
  • Your words stand tall as skyscrapers

by Caroline Cannons of Canterbury Yarns 2

  • Explosion: studio audience’s own life drama!
  • Confronted in court: Jon’s childhood nemesis.

by Laura Rittenhouse, www.laurarittenhouse.com, writer, gardener, traveler

  • Sweat confirms his guilt. Oh, heatwave.
  • Puppy love sought, men needn’t apply.

by Ken Magee, embraces magic, relatively literate*.

  • Joined a woodwork class. Made friends.
  • Magic? Me, a pig? Ha. Oink!

Coincidentally, Ken did a short piece on his blog about 6-word stories and included some guest pieces including one from ‘BJT’ whose story followed on from Ernest Hemingway’s ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’… For sale: baby – already have several.

by Mark Morris; Mature and mostly professional.

  • Older. But not wiser. Resigned. Aware.
  • Remembrance. Fallen heroes. Tear-stained faces. Respectful.

by Kimberly Sperling Mom, Realtor, Writer, Friend

  • Categorically true, moreover bizarre, and unceasing.
  • Realization, as life was snuffed out.

by Karen Bate, https://www.facebook.com/TalesofLakeofTwoMountains, author of memories

  • Six word stories are a challenge!
  • The rubber chicken created many questions.

by Mark K, a writer?… trying hard

  • Male masseur available, no extras, sorry!
  • Fisherman’s rod working again, thanks Viagra.

and then two from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/me, With an E

  • Stolen: my heart. Give it back.
  • Car rattling. Not old. Squeaky earrings. (inspired by an old VW advert)

*

Thank you, everyone.

If you’d like to submit your 6-word or 500-word max. stories for consideration for Flash Fiction Friday take a look here, or up to 2,000 words for critique on my Online Short Story Writing Group (links below).

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I welcome items for critique directly (see Editing & Critique) or for posting on the online writing groups listed below:

Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group

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Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group

We look forward to reading your comments.

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