Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and eighty-fifth piece in this series. This week’s is the fortieth bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by A Choudhury – not necessarily a writer
- Disposable heart. Leaves no residue. Guaranteed.
- So far no regrets. The end.
- Close your eyes. Here I am.
- The minutes became years, dreaming still.
- They savored all but my bones.
- One day I will wake up.
- A moth flew in. It’s time.
- Death, I only needed you once.
by Amanda – certified nuts and a dreamer.
- Kaleidoscope pills sing a siren’s song.
- “Not possible!” rebuked the ticket agent.
- Kay screamed “STOP!” Voices circled within.
- Sorrow blanketed all that was left.
- Kay frowned as she tumbled down.
- Anger rose like a spring storm.
by Bil Howard – storyteller and ghostwriter extraordinaire.
- He dispensed ample doubt; withheld hope.
- Abandoned and cold; she aspired upward.
- He should have leapt, he plummeted.
- Discarding history’s soot, she crossed over.
- “Before anything,” he responded. “I am.”
by Chong Teck SIM, Singapore, Bookworm, Volunteer
- Sunny sky. Warm breezes. Tropical Christmas.
- Beneath the mistletoe: loving couple kisses.
- Cheeky Rudolf. Annoyed elves. Snowball fight.
- Breaking news: Scrooge kisses Santa’s wife.
- Deadline looming. Overworked elves. Anxious Santa.
- Christmas Eve. Snow storm. Cancelled flights.
- Christmas day. Falling snow. Pensive mood.
- Red wine. Yule log. Christmas supper.
- Boxing Day: I became a mother.
- 31st December. Pet budgerigar: “Pay up!”
- 1st January: new adventures await me.
- New Year: new boss, new headaches.
- New Year morning. Skiing with family.
- On his knees: ‘Marry me?’
by Leslie Norris – deep thinker by night
- They enforced all laws avoiding empathy.
by Miriam Isabelle – right on the line
- And we dream again at twilight.
- He’s got nothing left. He dances.
- He sounded like Rachel’s littlest girl.
- Fill up my glass once more.
- You’ve been here your whole life.
- I haven’t been here long enough.
- Tell me you’re sorrier than her.
- I’m sorry you feel that way.
- New sights, but same old me.
- I wear her skin and hair.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard.
Six word quotes for the asylum: part 2
- I have a friend called Lucifer.
- What’s my favourite past-time? peeling cats!
- The sharper the axe the better.
- Demonic possession is real you know?
- You’ve never hung anyone?… I have.
- Cadaver… What a wonderful, wonderful word.
- I was married once… she died.
- Without legs; captives can’t run away.
by Steve Lodge, writes like a ventriloquist
- It was time for his medication.
- Very rare but, also, quite common.
- Complaining with no solution is whining.
- They arrived in Utopia. Hated it!
- Monsters lurk between fact and bullshit.
- That’s when our dreams come true.
- The man who ate too much.
- When he breathed, one nostril whistled.
- Unexpected romantic possibilities, favourite fruit: lychee.
- Excellent Plan B. Plan A sucked.
and then four from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Hot date ahead. Flying to Bali.
- Loving the judges: Rinder and Judy.
- The cat sleeps on… lucky thing.
- Hot chocolate and Bailey’s, warming. Hic!
Thank you, 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.
I wrote a crime lad lit novella (48,000 words) called Hitman Sam in 2008 and over the years, edited it, left it to marinate, re-edited it, put it back, then finally this year (2016), I edited it again and sent it to my beta readers who were kind enough to give me their feedback which led to more alterations and finally, on November 2nd, it was published!
It is available for 99c / 99p (or the equivalent in your country) via http://mybook.to/HitmanSam (links to Amazon in your country) or directly via Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com etc. but before you rush over to purchase this quirky novella, do read on to find out more about it…
Blurb: Newly-redundant software designer Sam Simpson is looking for a new adventure – a cryptic advert in his local paper gives him that, and more. With two women vying for his affection, going behind their backs isn’t the smartest things he’s ever done.
This follows on just a month after my crime mystery novella, After Jessica, was published. Yay! Details below…
The second book I wrote, back in 2009, was After Jessica, a crime mystery novella published in October 2016. You can download this novella for just 99c / 99p via http://mybook.to/AfterJessica (which links to the Amazon page in your country) or directly from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com etc.
Tagline: Wind up his late sister’s affairs, Simon gets more than he bargains for.
Blurb: Jessica is an ordinary girl who comes across extraordinary circumstances and pays for them with her life. As well as identifying her body, her brother Simon then has to wind up her affairs but gets more than he bargains for. Who is Alexis, and why are Veronica and Daniel searching for her? Why is there a roll of cash in Jessica’s house, and what’s the connection between Simon’s sister and Alexis?