Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and sixty-sixth piece in this series. This week’s is the twenty-third bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Letter to son: heartfelt message. Tears…
- Endless desert. Abandoned vehicle. Scattered crates.
- Setting sun. Lovers’ silhouette. Gentle kisses.
- Winter night. Spicy noodles. Warmth comfort.
- Innumerable pedestrians, motorcycles. Daybreak in Hanoi.
- Unfamiliar landmarks. Pulsating fear. Lost tourist.
- Watery eyes. Runny nose. Flu season.
- Childhood poverty. Diligence. Perseverance. Successful entrepreneur.
- A long queue. Excited buzz. Freebies.
- Crowds of students, parents. Book sale.
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).
- Life itself rewards our early investments
- Your heart controls what you see
- After tasting sugar, you crave sweets
- Our paths determine life or death
- Knowing luck is knowing luck past
- Not treated to, but how treated
- Progress is best by best path
- A well fed lion doesn’t hunt
- Love symbols are like molten lava
- Peeling clothing only heats what’s cooking
by Edward Drohan – Writing Professionally, Creatively, Strategically
- Every single time; except maybe one.
- Tear-stained cheeks o’er smiling lips.
- See Spot run… oh, been done?
- Reaching further and further and further.
- Smooth-edged orbs, clacking noisily along.
by Jeff Fleischer – Time’s 2006 Person of the Year
- “One ticket to Leningrad. No returns.”
- The mime proved an uncooperative witness.
- Ordering that car bomb proved literal
- Only fools and horses. Stupid centaurs.
- The map ended there. Magellan, too.
- Graduating was the gang’s top achievement.
- The dingoes called. Terrified campers answered.
- One basketball injury. Two destitute families.
- His mother wished for retroactive condoms
- Smart minotaurs don’t question their parentage.
by James Holden – works as a geek
- He never saw the bus coming.
- Their lollies melted despite being untouched.
- Fortunately, Joe’s barbecue was a washout.
- Waking up, life didn’t look any better.
- He ran, fear pulsing, legs shaking.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard
- Henry Eighth was a fat git!
- Live by sword, die by machete.
- My wife’s left me, hit-man required.
- Bruised pride, bruised ego, bruised wife.
- You stop dreaming you start dying.
- Echoes of the past haunt me.
- Seances work. I can’t sleep now.
- Badly behaved children? Bring back thumb-screws!
by Sal Buttaci – finds humor in life
- Even sidewalks love the teeming rain.
- Wisdom comes with a steadfast patience.
- Even love can make hearts afraid.
- Beware simmering stews much too long.
- Confucian words of enlightenment can confuse.
- Write me. Start with one letter.
by Surbhi Thukral – a mother, a writer.
- For Sale: An old engagement ring.
- She lives in a cramped house.
- She married for money and fame.
- She wears her wedding gown daily.
and then three from yours truly… Morgen Bailey – Morgen With an E
- More a human than dog.
- Too many emails. Delete. Delete. Smile.
- A lazy dog day. Me too.
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.