A WEEK CAN fly by. How is that possible? I’m not here to debate time and existence or reality as we know it. Instead enjoy the six word stories inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s, ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn‘ from the 1920’s. As is frequently the case my stories are dark or horror in nature (mostly) – and please join in:


Blue line. She wept. I dialled.

Unrecognisable. But wait! Who supplied lime?

Lesson : Steel isn’t stainless – Inmate #627581

Caveman greeted timetraveller’s handshake with club.

Mass robots never materialised. Humans: predictable.

ER admission: cuts from broken dreams.


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33 thoughts on “Weekly Six XXIV – SIX WORD STORIES

  1. I’ve been looking for some esoteric significance to that inmate number but can’t think of anything.

    1. Yeah the number was plucked out of thin air, no meaning to it.
      Nelson Mandela ran through my mind when I wrote it, famous for his number although I dont remember it myself.

  2. Haha! The caveman line is my favorite xD

    1. Thanks Minelli, seemed like a likely scenario 😃

  3. My turn:

    Why’d you use an internet matchmaker?

    1. Got me thinking of the whole Ashley Maddison scandal, nice one.

  4. Loved the last one. Very poetic and deep 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading, that seems to be a winner ☺

  5. I like the lesson. All are clever

  6. VictoryInTrouble August 3, 2016 — 7:55 PM

    You are very clever! And possibly disturbed… 😳😆

    1. I agree, but Im not very smart 😐😯😮😁

      1. VictoryInTrouble August 3, 2016 — 9:14 PM

        Not only smart, but modest. 😀

  7. ER had me thinking of her maj. When I slapped myself it became quite poetic and I got it (been a weird day) Some crafty lines, that one being my favourite.

    1. Thank you Anita, we all have them days ☺

  8. This one is so sad. “ER admission: cuts from broken dreams.” You express their pain so well.

    1. Thanks Jenn. I liked the idea of the meta being seen to in the emergency room, whatever those may be.

  9. The one about the time traveller and the caveman made me chuckle. Was the caveman’s name Fred Flintstone, by any chance? 😉

    1. No. They didnt yet have an alphabet. He was know to all the locals as loud grunt lol.
      Thanks for reading magarisa ☺

      1. Did the locals actually speak a language that had the words ‘loud grunt’, or did they just refer to him by imitating his loud grunt? 😜

      2. Perhaps when time machines are real (if ever) we will know the answer to that 🙂

      3. Something to look forward – or rather, backward – to! 😁

  10. Oh my lord. The caveman one had me laughing out loud. Great one.

  11. My favorite was the inmate line.

    1. Cheers man, I think that was probably mine too.

      1. When I read it I asked myself what corner of his dark mind came up with that?

      2. I couldnt pinpoint the area…probably best not knowing 😃

  12. Excellent! Some very clever angles to stretch the six word form. Particularly like the stainless steel one! Nicely done

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