Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the one hundred and eighty-first piece in this series. This week’s is the thirty-seventh bunch of 6-word stories by a variety of authors, together with their 6-word biographies!
by Chong Teck SIM – aspiring Singaporean writer
- Swollen lips. Wheezing. Bad food allergy.
- My fried egg: burnt. Speechless mother-in-law.
- Night out with buddies. Unhappy wife.
- The breakup scarred him for life.
- His eyes; Her eyes: inter-locking embrace.
- Huge waves. Frightened cruise passengers.
- A loud crash. Screaming voices.
- Dark alleyway. Growling dogs. Defensive snake.
- Bad-tempered crab. Curious human: Ouch! Ouch!
- Colourful birds. Playful cats. Hide-and-seek ensues.
by Mark K – a writer? Trying hard.
Awkward things that kids sometimes say (usually in front of other people):
- Mummy, what does brazen hussy mean?
- Daddy, are you really my daddy?
- Grandma says Daddy drinks too much.
- Mummy says Daddy needs some viagra.
- Grandad, what is a reverse vasectomy?
- Auntie Violet, what is a hooker?
- I saw Uncle Morris kissing Mummy.
- I found Mummy’s special toy yesterday.
- Granny, when are you gonna die?
by Stephen Lodge – scribbler addicted to cheese (my kind of man!)
- He was gassy throughout the day.
- It’s not something I shall forget.
- Hi there. Nice to be here.
- Walking home singing a dirty song.
- A chilly but quite beautiful morning.
- You inspire me to play dominoes.
- It’s nice to see such kindness.
- That makes no sense at all.
- Do you have a liquorice licence?
- No, stranger. This isn’t Easy Street.
by asra choudhury – hungry for fiction stories
- I run after you, unsullied soul.
- “Come, sit,” says shadow of death.
- Sullen, I search for you, soul.
- Forgetting the fight I redial – wife.
- The crinkled hand holding the rose.
- Epilogue: she disappeared into the horizon.
by Ansuya – born to create and share
- Writer lost the plot, needs inspiration!
- Attractive lady sought to walk poodle.
- Stopped for coffee, late again… fired!
- Conman disappeared with girlfriend’s fake diamonds.
- A quinquagenarian ballet dancer retires poor.
- Skived off work, for sanity’s sake.
- Lived to eat cakes, sweet joy.
- Free food, bed, bad company – prison!
and then some from yours truly… Morgen Bailey, Morgen With an E
- Mum-sitting for a week; limits pushed.
- Glad to be home, cat too.
- Stressful times, nails shorter than before.
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.
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