Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and fifty-third piece in this series. This week’s is the eighteenth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Looking back, his past suffocates him.
- Nyonya food. Pantuns. Music. Peranakan childhood.
- Beautiful lanterns. Delicious mooncakes. Mid-Autumn Festival.
- Overcoming hardship, he became a doctor.
- Long-haired beauty. Tender smile. My ex-girlfriend.
- Tired arms, bodies. Diligent house movers.
- Laughing children. Cakes. Games. Birthday party.
- I once loved him. No more.
- Joyous tears. Music. Dancing. Wedding party.
- Panic attack. Jumbled up answers.
- A scream. Midnight. Silent moving shadows.
by Sal Buttaci finds humor in life
- Love thrives where fear won’t dwell.
- Bodies break down just like machines.
- Tall trees conceal their year rings.
- My New Year’s resolution? Make none!
- We have shadows. We’re never alone.
- Cryos or Joyos, bios tell lives.
- To appreciate progress, look behind you.
- Paupers dream of food, not gold.
- Lose weight by shedding unnecessary frowns.
- Shattered hearts never mend quite well.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard.
- Ex-girlfriend expired. Police want her exhumed.
- Hammering rain—boring. Hammering skulls—fun!
- Dark wood, lonely girl, piercing screams.
- Psychopaths give knives a bad name.
- Water-pistols : not as affective as M16s.
- Robbie Burns – good : Acid burns – bad.
- Bored? Try wrestling a pit-bull terrier.
- “Publisher!… Read these, then call me.”
- My pen’s run out. Me too!
- Ten 6 worders? Morgen’s gotta die!
Thank you for that, Mark. 🙂
by Jessica Caudill – Famous in my head
- Phone rings. Don’t answer. Goodbye, Mom.
- Hell For Certain. Welcome to Kentucky.
by Miriam Averna – Making it all up
- You get nothing, the will read.
- My reflection changed overnight. No improvement.
- Work hard. Earn peanuts. Anaphylactic shock.
- New Year resolution: don’t make resolutions.
- Was lost for words. Two left.
by Rebecca Barbee – becoming my best me
- Home alone, the footsteps startled me.
- The locked door opened. I ran.
- I did. She did. We kissed.
- Pregnancy test. One line. Dreams crushed.
- He overslept and missed the plane.
- Wedding dress for sale. I didn’t.
- Sunset. Another day is gone.
- Sparkling cider, fireworks, a new year.
by Rosalind Minett – genre-less, quirky character-led fiction.
- Left home for independence. Breakfast first.
- Love you forever. He’s dishy, though.
- Quickstep, clinch, clasp, clutch, claustrophobic, collapse.
- Crossing that border, knife in hand.
and then some from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- January’s a cold month but a great actress.
- X-Men’s dumped gay lovers are ex-men
- Cold shower? Prefer a warm bath.
- Sexy woman. Turned head. Clichéd lamppost.
- New beginnings. Exciting times. Realism dawns.
Thank you, everyone.
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