Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and sixty-eighth piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-fifth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Recognisable smells, faces. Home sweet home.
- Reflection: the mirror tells no lies.
- Love lost, she never loves again.
- Water balloons. Dancing music. Orientation party.
- Doorbell rings. Who is it?
- Her name still haunts my soul.
- Dark, convoluted alleyways. Masked men. Nightmare.
- Fighting spiders. Pick-up sticks. My childhood.
- Photogenic contestants. Jumpy nerves. Supermodel audition.
- Empty bowl. Hunger pangs. Frustrated cat.
by Dick C. Waters self-published author
(whose 6-worders are inspired by the chapter headings of his novel ‘Complete my Heart’, published under the pen name of Dixie Waters)
- Take time to appreciate our ‘haves’
- Our hearts witness something much deeper
- We can’t change a Leopard’s spots
- Love making is not making love
- Heart felt reflections dwarf mirror reflections
- Never underestimate the power of women
- Beware of what’s in his hand
- Unexpected flames can create unexpected explosions
- Hot words on paper are dangerous
- Same words produce love or war
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard
- “Hear that screaming? Lovely, isn’t it?”
- “Gone swimming? Let’s hope she drowns.”
- He’s dead. God! What a result!
- “Her eyes are lovely… Taste one.”
by Pamela Francis – writer of 6–word stories
- Aisla Craig timelessly endures shifting tides.
- Mozart. Forever singing through the ages.
by Rosemary Pooley. Writer, chocolate lover, survivor.
- Chilli in pants, serves him right!
- Must move on, scars will heal.
- Fake spider on pillow, anticipate screams.
- 6 months left, who to tell?
- Crash helmet wrecked, son’s life saved.
- If she knew, she wouldn’t stay.
- Twelfth job interview, maybe this time.
- Still water yesterday; still water today.
- Daren’t ask, out of my league.
- Let me go, for the best.
Shloka is a poet and editor.
- The sky was her mood ring.
- She was alone in her world.
- For sale: One soul. No warranty.
- We missed the bus to eternity.
- The water scalded her hopes alone.
- Afternoon rain…the scent of loneliness.
- I folded the letter both ways.
- She winced when he touched her.
- Did we know it would end?
- She wrapped a poem around him.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Woo hoo! Six online courses available!
- Saturday night’s Liverpool’s Cavern Club… awesome!
- I use too many exclamation marks!!
If you’d like to submit your 6-worders (up to ten per blog post, although you can send as many as you like and I’ll either pick the best ones or if I like most / all of them, schedule ahead) and / or 500-word max. stories for consideration for Flash Fiction Friday take a look here.
- 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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