THE WEEKLY SIX, or half-fortnightly if you prefer has returned once more (it keeps doing that, I’m sorry) in an eclectic mix. Also if you have Tumblr, lionaroundwriting is my account on there (many of these go up on Tumblr first). Without further ado:


Hell Closed For Maintenance. Earth open.

Alien marries earthling. Entire earth: dowry.

Unnoticed hole in bio-suit. Death entered.

Heavy legged raven. Message shattered kingdom.

36th day lost. Companions surprisingly palatable.

Lightning struck once. Zeus had principles.


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40 thoughts on “Weekly Six XXVII – SIX WORD STORIES

  1. Love it… especially the Zeus one… and I had to come up with a new one:

    Still wet concrete hiding widow’s secret.

    1. Thanks björn. Zeus is proving popular.
      Is that a remix? I think you pisted that before, but now instead of being just wet, it is still wet?

      1. Oh – i forgot i did… My fault

  2. Ha! This one made me laugh. “Lightning struck once. Zeus had principles.”

  3. LOL
    that last one is hilarious!

  4. Zeus had no principles, the randy old goat! 😀

  5. VictoryInTrouble August 24, 2016 — 10:33 PM

    These are all so great! Hard to choose just one but I think it’s the first- hell being closed. LOL.

    1. Thank you Vic.
      Psst by the way, it doesn’t even exist!
      Don’t tell nobody 😉

      1. VictoryInTrouble August 24, 2016 — 10:39 PM

        Oh, I got Vic this time. I swear you do it on purpose. Must never call her the same name twice in a row! 😉
        I know! Everyone’s on earth!! :/ 😛

      2. Lol, I think im on a name cycle… 🚲

      3. VictoryInTrouble August 24, 2016 — 10:46 PM

        LOL! Careful you don’t fall off. You might start calling me VIP again. 😉

  6. They’re all clever as always. The one about Zeus is my favourite.

    1. Thanks ☺
      Unreliable sources confirm the one strike policy prevented Zeus taking revenge more than once which he was apt to do with merciless rage.

      1. If not for this policy, he would’ve destroyed the planet a few times over!

  7. Hell Closed For Maintenance. Earth open…so that’s what has happened.

    I love the humour in this set and don’t understand one: 36 days?

    I like these.

    1. Yeah, hell being shut, that answers a few questions.
      36th day lost, as in in the arctic or wilderness…therefore they ate their friends to survive.
      Thanks as always!

      1. Ok. Me again lol….lost.

  8. The first one is particularly fantastic. Great work as usual 🙂

    1. Thanks Callum, I appreciate the feedback ☺

  9. Good ones. Hell closed and lightning are the best.

    1. Thanks man.
      I managed to get some lighthearted ones in there for a change ☺

  10. Okay this is a rare occurrence for me, but I can’t choose which tale I like best this week. Do you ever consider expanding any of your tales into longer short stories? I’d be very curious to see where your mind takes some of these snippets 🙂

    1. Yeah, some of them spark some ideas. Perhaps as a challenge I’ll do that, see how far six words can really travel ☺

      1. Yes! You should definitely make a challenge for yourself. There’s some serious potential in these stories that with your ingenuity and talent, could really grow into something amazing 🙂

      2. I like your enthusiasm and encouragement. I think I might do some in the next few weeks – a little short on blog post ideas (seems every writing related post has been done).
        I have something to think about ☺

      3. Haha yeah, I know what you mean about blog post ideas. Thank goodness for flash fiction challenges that allow for regular content on my blog. I see you don’t participate much in the flash fiction challenges on WordPress. Not a fan?

      4. I love reading other peoples stuff. Maybe at some point I’ll join in, but I usually have plenty story ideas bubbling to keep me going ☺

  11. “Companions surprisingly palatable” brightened up my afternoon significantly haha! 🙂

    1. Haha, glad I got a laugh from that one, could have either been read as very dark or humorous. Cheers!

      1. It was the darkness I found funny. I’m weird like that 😂

      2. Dark and twisted often has a way of either terrifying me or making me laugh 😁

  12. All brilliant as always. My personal favourite is the bio-suit.

    1. Thanks Liz ☺
      Cheers for picking that out.

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