Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and seventy-eighth piece in this series. This week’s is the thirty-fifth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Music student. Failed audition. Heavy eyes.
- He woke up with bloodied hands.
- Kampong lifestyle. Outdoor games. Pulau Ubin.
- Biopsy sample. Repeated testing. Inconclusive result.
- Science student. Thermodynamics project. Unimpressed judges.
- Into his embrace, she falls asleep.
- Angkor Wat. Family vacation. Years ago.
- Boy-Girl: hand-in-hand, under shining stars.
- Before incarceration, he righted his wrong.
- After the fight, she left home.
by Iris N. Schwartz, writer and poet
- Pizza. Saved him more than crust.
- Scratches her back even when tired.
- Dusted cheval mirror. Frightened. Sped away.
- Submitted stories, poems. Waited. Submitted again.
- Married. Divorced. Wedding gown? Garbage can.
- Sensitive. Itchy hives. Seasoning, not spice.
- Inside carrel: crying. New job — now!
- Calls. Hangs up. Repeats. Relationship: dead.
- Weight up, down, up. Exercise — more!
- Stairs. Stairs. Slowly. Using walker, still.
by Kushal Poddar, author of three books
- She kept looking at my lifeline.
- The man slept through his funeral.
- She sniffs the tiny red sock.
- Just another cigarette burn. Vacant eyes.
by Panjami Anand, enjoys writing 6-word stories
- Blindness found what I didn’t behold.
by Ron Pullins, playwright and erstwhile publisher
- Spring: white, white, white, brown mud.
by Stephen Lodge, writes comedy by pen
- Wanted: A meaningful one night stand.
- Nursing leg wounds that won’t heal.
- Before I was so attractively interrupted.
- I’m returning this unicorn called Sid.
- And I have not played since.
- I suggest you seek medical advice.
- No. I’ll give it a miss.
- So nobody heard the three gunshots?
- In one ear, and stayed there.
- I must walk this road alone.
- Joy now filled their grieving hearts.
and then some from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Handsome man, weak knees, MS sufferer.
- Wide grin, matches lit, fire set.
- Two months off. Revising my drafts.
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- 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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8 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday 178: batch 35 of 6-word stories”
Great work. Chong and Iris, particularly like your posts. And Stephen Lodge – ‘I’m returning this unicorn called Sid’ – thank you, I laughed, although you made me breathe wine up my nose but I’ll let you off. That tickled me. Please can I have Sid? 😀
Thank you, Samantha. I have passed on your comment.
Thanks so much, Morgen. It was great to read such diverse 6-word stories. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Steve
You’re very welcome, Steve. Thank you for contributing some corkers. I look forward to reading more.
Dear Samantha, I don’t know you, but I instinctively think that you are a good person and I would consider my work is done to pass Sid on to you. Happy Sunday. Steve
Great. I will keep Sid in style 🙂 Happy Sunday!
Dear Samantha, Thank you for the kind words. They mean a great deal to me. Chong Teck