Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and seventy-first piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-eighth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM, aspiring Singaporean writer
- Autumn: fading flowers. Memories haunt me.
- Techno music. Pulsating crowd. Underground party.
- One chocolate bun, shared by five.
- Creaking footsteps. Burglar? No, a sleepwalker.
- Doctor’s office. Detailed examination. Diagnosis: Gastritis.
- Shirt pocket. Hidden surprise: gold bracelet.
- Science project: erupting volcano. Huge cleanup.
- Cancelled day trip. Dejected mistress.
- Forgotten birthday gift. Fiancée: seething red.
- Cloudy sky. Thunder. New Year’s rain.
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).
- Rumbling is dangerous on railroad tracks
- Man’s perspective increases when tied naked
- Love notes are best hand delivered
- Naked exposes more than the body
- Best to duck motives and boomerangs
- Don’t hear knocks on your head
- If in a corner, start swinging
- A warm body is more desirable
- Forced to flee? Direction doesn’t matter.
- Scratches on the skin are telling
by Steve Visel, lover of short fiction
- Agatha morphed. Guess she wasn’t human.
- Trolls came west; we went south.
- Aliens came, visited Mars, then left.
- Symbiote or parasite? I forget which.
- Nobody hunts trolls like you do.
- Binary nerve agent? We’re screwed now.
- Tigers always hug with their teeth.
- Betty Crocker was a Reptioid spy.
- How could I have alien DNA?
- I would edit you so hard.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard.
Stupid things to say to a cage fighter…
- Your tattoos really turn me on.
- Bring it on then, you girl!
- Bet you cry when you’re drunk!
- I love your haircut, big boy.
by Kristina – injured. Mending. Learning to write.
- Neighborhood cobra loose. Not going anywhere.
by Luke Żammit – tells Twitter sized stories.
- He dances in the sunbeam alone.
by Irum Alvi – writer, poet and author.
- I toiled, I succeeded. No Miracles.
- Newborn girl, a burden, buried alive.
- Dark Night. I saw, shining stars.
- A son, childbirth pains, soon forgotten
- Remember me. I will. Remember you.
- Blinded heart. He saw. No friends.
- Being Woman – lecherous leers: salacious stares.
- Leaving love! Fleeing life! Forever lost.
- My Brothers. Integrated stand. Alienated fall.
- Tell me, it’s over. Not again.
by decently intellectual and slightly eccentric Debasree
- Abandoned Villa: interested parties may contact.
- Your final goodbye was the warmest.
- I will miss your bear hugs.
- Had to help Mum recognize me.
- Miss your childhood and my youth.
- Do not remember me, miss me.
- Loved ones around a shrouded me.
- A tiny coffin, a red rose.
- Your photographs remain with you gone.
- Murphy went away, pulling Santa’s sleigh.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Ready for Christmas? Am I ever?
- Going back home… for a change.
- Happy Christmas and New Year everyone!🙂
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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