Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and sixty-second piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-second bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Bob Fairfield, man of few words.
- For sale, hen’s teeth. Very rare.
- But you’re my brother, she sobbed
by Chong Teck SIM, aspiring Singaporean writer
- Tearful face. Missed opportunity. Lottery ticket.
- Photograph of ex-girlfriend. Red eyes.
- You won money – not. April Fool!
- Clearance sale: wedding dresses, never sold.
- Pregnant girlfriend. Angry parents. Shotgun marriage.
- Uneaten food. Abandoned houses. Unsolved mystery.
- Festive holidays. Non-stop feasting. Busy doctors.
- New car. Multiple scratched marks. Vandalism?
- Loud music. Angry neighbours. Police intervention.
- Ex-gangster. Job discrimination. Social welfare handouts.
by James Holden – works as a geek
- I used to be a human.
- The birds were no longer silent.
- 54, he’d never cried until today.
- He swallowed tablets until daylight faded.
- They schlepped schnapps into the schloss.
- My body ached for another drink.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard
- “Cheese sandwich, mouse?”
- “No bread, thanks.”
- Chickens run. Men stay and fight.
- Kitty-Kat comes in chunks; cats too.
- How do you kill Mocking birds?
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- The radio played as I cried.
- High Street dead… full of zombies.
- Lucky day. Lottery win. Going shopping.
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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