Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and twenty-sixth piece in this series. This week’s is the eighth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies! These stories will be podcasted in episode 39 (with three <500-word stories) on Sunday 27th April.
by William Bortz, writer, blogger, barista, dreamer.
- Your love ages finely as wine.
- Skinny hearts don’t appreciate the silence.
- Love, like a candle, burns out.
by Salvatore Buttaci lives life in flashes.
- If I type, am I ambidextrous?
- Less arsenic and more old lace.
- Unrequited love? That falling forest tree.
by erotic writer Taabia Dupree ignites fires.
- I exhale. The tension is extinguished.
by Chris Milam drinks coffee in solitude.
- Birthed from a loveless marriage. Sank.
- Sperm slammed egg. My downfall began.
- Her. Always her. Razor meets vein.
by Mark K, a writer?… trying hard
- Truth seeker found guilty of lying.
- Pillow talk’s dangerous. So is base-jumping.
- To pay. Two pay. Toupee too.
by Sarah Palmer running late, as always.
- Even mum’s cardigans don’t fit now.
- It’s just round the corner. Probably.
- I shouldn’t… but why not, eh?
by Adrian George Nicolae, dark fiction writer.
- Sadness. Dread. Anxiousness. Ecstasy. Lifelessness. Death.
- Children laugh. Grown-ups cry. Elders smile.
- Failure. One step closer to success.
by Tovli‘s little sentences make big stories.
- Forgotten me? Think snowstorms in August.
- Implausibility: The trustworthy pauses semicolons exact!
- Our Stories! Revisions, revisions; nothing left.
by Barry Pickavance – Writing for my children
- Conceived. Pregnancy. Labor. Pain. Overwhelmed. Beautiful.
- And, finally you were here. Born.
- Grass cuttings in the air. Summertime.
by Luke, once a father, eternally dad
- Late for work, tending to child.
by Brett Milam, writer with coffee IV.
- “It’s me; not you.” Or me.
- Came home with an empty collar.
- “Man up!” I don’t know how.
by Fay tells stories by the seashore.
- Tuck in! That taste? Bitter almonds.
by Tony Tibbenham – Writing because I must
- Car stopped. Train Came. Three Dead.
- Much junk. Declutter. Lots more space.
- Spilled Petrol. Ignited. New car wanted.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Thumb bleeding, slipped chopping up bodies.
- Taken for granted, arranged birthday surprise.
- Sitting by the phone, never rings.
Thank you, everyone.
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- and guest blogs about short stories on this blog: Alberta Ross, Jane Hertenstein, Helen M Hunt, Morgen Bailey, Sarah Grace Logan, Warren Bull.
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