Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and eighty-sixth piece in this series. This week’s is the forty-first bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM, Singapore, Bookworm, Volunteer
- Winter chill. Hot chocolate. Homely comfort.
- Cute gift: snowman boxers. Endless laughter.
- Bearded man carrying presents: my papa.
- Frozen lake. Snow-capped mountain. Winter paradise.
- Winter storm. Cheerful snowmen. Depressed villagers.
- Frosty night. Hearty gulyás. Immense gratitude.
- Ham. Pudding. Dinner with girlfriend.
by David A Jones – author and alliterator
- Write a six-word story? That’s impossible!
- Gone to be a hermit. Goodbye.
- It rained. Floods came. Washed away…
- The spy’s mission was secret. End.
- It’s dark. Can’t see to write…
- This message has been encrypted: xxxxxxxxxx
by Mark K – writer? Trying hard.
- Bald headed men have many hats.
- Changing nappies is a crappy job.
- “How am I?… Do you care?”
- “Liar! Deceiver!” “I am a banker.”
- Smoke goes upward. So do bills.
- Liar liar pants on fire. Aaargh!
- “That’s no girl; that’s a ladyboy.”
- Bees buzz. Cows moo. You moan.
by Steve Lodge – bewildered by long words
- Sorry I sneezed in your handbag.
- Tuesdays, I smear myself with yoghurt.
- This is fantastic. You inspire me.
- I love the Theme From Shaft.
- The corridor and stairs squeaked harmoniously.
- Foam wasn’t spilt in a tray.
- Through the whispers of a dream.
- I’m having bouts of turbulent thrust.
- Aboard the kraft, I found cheese.
- The lost constellation exploded in August.
Will Bly’s writing makes you think
- A penguin flew into a cliff.
- The smug goblin shrunk angrily.
- We ate. Got sick. Ate more.
- The moon split and smiles appeared.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Synchronised swimmer’s smile… meeting estranged mother.
- Scary clown afraid of young children.
- Weekly Starbucks meeting. Don’t like coffee. 😦
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?