Weekly Six XXXVII – Six Word Stories



     NEW STORIES only six words long. Seems incredibly perfect for today’s micro-attention span despite their origin circa early 1900s. And I was thinking, why six words? – why not seven or three or… Well I’m not sure why six became the gold standard but it’s a good number; few enough to be a challenge, and not too few to make it torturous. Having said that I’ve had to discard good potential six-worders because less than seven just didn’t work which can be infuriating. So in the future expect some variations. More of the same… but different 🙂 Enjoy this weeks output:

Experiment gone right, gone…. wrong – verrry

Reality pervaded playtime. Ken battered Barbie.

Corrupt official grovelled. *Ffft* Splash. Headlines.

Gangrene. Saw. Leg. Dark. Wrong leg.

Muscles twitched. Guns drawn. Expert penmanship.

Splintering, sinking…tentacles slithered around ship.

Villagers inhaled fog: walked into sea…

Heartless. She needed onions to cry.


lion around 2


11 thoughts on “Weekly Six XXXVII – Six Word Stories

  1. Micro-attention span indeed!
    But they’re still funny.

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  2. The one about reality pervading playtime reminds me of children in war zones playing games of murder.

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    1. That’s got me thinking 🙂
      I wrote a story some time ago on that subject, might repost it.
      Thanks as always maga

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      1. Please call me Mags. 😊

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  3. Barbie & Ken!
    I like the Fog one too!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your picks 🙂

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    1. Thanks.
      Doesn’t surprise me that one struck a chord with you 🙂

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      1. LOL. Yeah, it shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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