Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and seventieth piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-seventh bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors – some new, some regulars – together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Wedding anniversary. Nonchalant husband. Angry wife.
- Cursed artefact. Black market. No buyers.
- Linocut workshop. Dragon design completed: satisfaction.
- Soccer ball. Broken window. Furious neighbour.
- School excursion. Wrong concert tickets. Chaos.
- Three days of dieting, I fainted.
- Quiet night. Telephone call. Teary eyes.
- Despite objection, I married my girlfriend.
- With determination, she learned to skate.
- Fighting self-doubt, he mastered stone carving.
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).
- Door keys don’t unlock a heart
- Unwritten contracts can provide unexpected results
- Body language speaks much more honestly
- Tough to dress up naked truths
- Indiscretions can’t be measured by results
- Anatomy is fun in coed environments
- Hand writing intensifies when flesh written
- Men with skill, know their tools
- High tide erases lines in sand
- Be thankful, bad things aren’t worse
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard… this month with some executioner quotes!
- “I much prefer a sharp axe!”
- “I can’t believe the rope snapped.”
- “That is the best guillotine ever!”
- “Heavy people are easier to hang.”
- “Chop, chop, it’s very near tea-time.”
- “I learnt my craft in London.”
- “I love blood. What’s so wrong?”
- “She watched his eyes pop out.”
- “Necks shouldn’t bend that far, surely?”
- “God! Did you hear that crack?”
(you can always rely on Mark to cheer us up!)
by Simon Nicholls – Coffee Cat Comfy Contented
- Boat for sale. Needs cleaning. Noah
- Reversing car. Blind spot. Poor Sparky.
- Abducted by aliens, cured by psychiatrist
- Sailor catches mermaid. Tartare sauce needed.
by Rosalind Minett blogs as characterful writer
- Another thing, she didn’t smell good.
- Without an engine, all cars die.
- Have a heart. It isn’t mine.
- Try telling the lie, sorry, truth.
- What magic to spell reely well!
by Allyson Salmon – new writer, always learning
- Wedding invitation received – event fortunately cancelled.
- Centenarian birthday cake – shame no teeth.
- Wine dashed party dress – who dunnit?
- Bank notes found, new owner delighted.
- Elephant in room squashes the debate.
by Stephanie Hutton: Sleep deprived Clinical Psychologist
- His looks and her love faded.
- Maximum effort – she shaved her toes.
- Blood spots appear…. maybe next month.
- “Aim high” he said. She fired.
- Surprised by success, she self-sabotaged.
- She drowned her children, then sorrows.
- Living for tomorrow, she forgot today.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Late night, large tea, feeling fuzzy.
- Rocking awake to Kings of Leon.
- This month’s 100-word entries rolling in!
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.
*** Breaking news! My online creative writing courses are currently half price! ***
You can subscribe to this blog on your Kindle / Kindle app via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything (see right-hand vertical menu).
You can contact me and find me on the internet, view my books (including my debut novel The Serial Dater’s Shopping List, various short story collections and writer’s block workbooks) and If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating. Thank you.
If you would like to send me a book review of another author’s books or like your book reviewed (short stories, contemporary crime / women’s novels or writing guides), see book-reviews for the guidelines. Other options listed on opportunities-on-this-blog. And I post writing exercises every weekday on four online writing groups.