Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and sixty-fifth piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-third bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- First date. First kiss. Overnight stay…
- Cheating husband. Rose bouquet. Unsuspecting wife.
- Fragile soul. Harsh criticisms. Mental breakdown.
- Thrifty lifestyle. Hardworking attitude. Secured future.
- Blank canvas: hidden art yet discovered.
- Days at sea. Abundant returns.
- Water shortage. Dying crops. Population exodus.
- Missing bracelet. Twelve years. Never found.
- 100-year-old building. Renovation. Popular nightclub venue.
- Displaced villagers. A floating shoe.
- Curious 6 word book titles special:
- Sometime or other… you will die!
- Torturers tend to take their time.
- Sharper blades halve clean up times.
- Hungry forestry worker’s squirrel stew recipes.
- American Serial Killers Almanac: by BTK
- Stalkers advice-line: recommendation one: keep quiet.
- In heaven, accidental death doesn’t exist.
- UFO returns “too loud” Dom Jolly.
- Paranoid schizophrenics have many invisible enemies.
- Henry Eighth was a fat git!
- Live by sword, die by machete.
by Samantha Wilcox – navigates life through writing
- Settled, complacent, eye off ball, vagabond.
- Too much wine, danced on table.
- Love of sun ruined health, dead.
- Insignificant occurrences gained clarity post change.
- Decades a maiden, married in April.
by Pauline Yates. Emerging writer. Non sleeper.
- Humanity. In the end, we won.
- Smiling, he turned the card. “King”.
- Only a single smoking shoe remained.
- His own name was on the urn.
- La Giaconde’s face was a picture.
- On all sides, nothing but sand.
by Erika Williams, College writer under stress
- “I saw galaxies in your eyes.”
- Her confidence did not save her.
- Isn’t it beautiful that stars implode?
- Wails from hospital rooms echo loudly.
- Cracked sidewalks are not inherently evil.
by Barbara Harroun is a radical optimist.
- Scripted words. Fisted tears. Door slamming.
- Mosquitoes. Fire fed. Stars explode.
- Frogs croon. Lightning fractures thunder’s din.
by James Holden works as a geek.
- She scrubbed, but the blood remained.
- Writer’s block hasn’t stopped him yet.
- The damp patch grew bigger daily.
- His sunglasses hid a black eye.
- They hadn’t slept properly in years.
by Alan Harris: still alive at sixty.
- Police report noted the jumper’s smile.
- Fire consumed headboard following two funerals.
- For sale: engagement ring, never worn.
- Viagra over-dose highlighted in coroner’s report.
- His coffee tested positive for anti-freeze.
- Secret Service regrets over-looking one sightline.
- Republicans return racist’s money after Charleston.
- The lawyer’s letter encouraged dog-bite litigation.
- He enlisted after the rabbit died.
by Leah Mueller eats, sleeps, writes, breathes.
- Female hitchhiker holds sign, heads south.
- One year lease at senior center.
- Confederate flag tossed into the trash.
- House burning down on the highway.
- I am getting toenail fungus again.
- Who wears Birkenstocks to the disco?
- Sixty year old virgin seeks bride.
by Bob McNeil who wants well-ordered pandemonium.
- Disgusted with the Earth, God resigned.
- Hold on, padre, metempsychosis actually works.
- Unbeknownst to Heaven, angel Asmodeus transmigrated.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- converting courses online, steep learning curve
- cutting up newspapers is great therapy
- cutting up dead bodies is better!
Thank you, everyone. What a great selection this month.
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