Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and seventy-third piece in this series. This week’s is the thirtieth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
6-word stories (in author order)
by Alyson Faye, wordsmith, imaginer, dreamer, optimist
- Glass coffin viewing. Unsightly remains airbrushed.
by Ash Nazir – what can I say?
- Life is never-ending, like a circle.
- Childhood is a treat: savour it.
by Audrey. Wife. Mother. Contemporary Romance writer.
- Cassie, Christopher. Masquerading love from parents.
- Maria runs from love. Mark chases.
- Teenage, pregnant Trina can’t forgive Stuart.
- Implant. Rosalyn and Marcus flee.
- Implanting. Rosalyn, Marcus, others hiding.
- Sneaky Lenora, teenage unwed mom. Love?
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Enduring aches, I completed the hike.
- Great musical performance. Loud applause. Encore!
- Dirty spoon. Food poisoning. Appointment cancelled.
- Special exhibition. Big crowd. No enjoyment.
- Bibimbap. Kimchi stew. My birthday dinner.
- Unfamiliar scenery. Unfamiliar route. Wrong train.
- Continuous downpour. Overflowing rivers. Flooded streets.
- Old books. Hidden gem: magical spells.
- Soccer; Taekwondo; Carpentry: my brother’s hobbies.
- Special Valentine dinner. Happy girlfriend. Score!
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 Executioner, LOTR maniac and DT warrior
- I tripped, fell and got up.
- Two lightning flashes revealed the body.
- I will ensure that won’t happen.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard
Six-word thoughts on Preston, Lancashire, England, Europe. (NB. just a bit of fun!)
- Preston… Where the hell is that?
- And you think Blackpool’s a dump.
- A day-trip to Preston? What for?
- Preston’s population 129,000. 128,000 wanna move!
- Wallace and Gromit: Preston’s most famous.
- NEWSFLASH! Electricity now installed in Preston.
- People much prefer living in Blackburn.
- Preston has earthquake: no one noticed.
- Arrival of food doubles Preston’s longevity
- Lancashire town gives women the vote.
by Pig, who smells people without permission.
- Sometimes angels eat their own kind.
- Ringworm: fun for a fruity fiver.
- Never express yourself if you’re individual.
- I am the last Javan rhino.
- The next story will be great.
- Ha, tricked you there, didn’t I?
- Once I was hygienic. Good times.
- People hit me. Don’t know why.
- Want one more? No you don’t.
by Rosemary Pooley: writer, chocolate lover, survivor
- Lotto win, my secret, case packed.
- 1st class honours, years of debt!
- Payment due for false memories made.
- Hot chocolate, feet up, baby cries.
by Samantha Connolly – navigates life through writing
- Expected two, got three – big family
- Solid gold band, debris, river bank
- Wedding dress, unworn: price on enquiry
- Started day smiling; whisky ruined ending
- Attempted repetition of excitement; result: depression
by Tania from the wilderness Northern Canada
- Treasure found, at last, he smiled.
by Susan O’Reilly – giving writing a go
- Raining roses. They all cut me.
- Abandoning responsibility – I’m the injured party.
- Self doubt – liking myself is rebellion.
and then some from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Bourbon: favourite biscuits and neat whisky.
- online courses just £1 this month!
- Smiles: dog whimpering in his sleep.
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.