Weekly Six LIV – Six Word Stories

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     WHY? I don’t know. But six word stories have stuck with me and this lot are unfashionably late – AGAIN! However, when forcing things, especially creative writing, the quality drops, and I hate putting out anything that’s sub-par. Hopefully the six worders that follow aren’t, and I’m sure you’ll let me know if they fall face first. On a side note, I discovered some additional Hemingway six word stories based off his original ‘Baby shoes…’ which is cool.

To the main course!:

Grotesque man blocked alleyway. A politician.

Sometimes nature’s wrong™: ‘Build-a-Baby’

Ghost warned me. Now I warn.

Troubling days…decades. Ring felt loose.

Manuscripts heated apartment. Agent, savored cognac.

Needle skipped. They didn’t die alone.

Open 58.6 days a week – Mercury.





18 thoughts on “Weekly Six LIV – Six Word Stories

  1. Great collection… love the Mercury one. This is one from me:

    Grandma’s new patio broke grandpa’s back.

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    1. Is grandpa alive? Or dead? It’s some kind of Schroedingers cat scenario 👏


  2. Horror stories wouldn’t be horror stories if the protagonists were smart. Don’t be a horror story protagonist. Be smart. Listen to the ghost!

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    1. Exactly!
      Thank you for dropping by 🙂
      You make a good point, I wonder what a horror film with smart characters would be like? As a genre it does fall into way too many stereotypes not least the gold3n rule of the dumb die first.

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      1. A horror film with smart characters would be like the little girl at 1:20 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yh2ws82sVw

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  3. I think this batch of six word stories was quite good, Fionn!

    That first one about the politician made me think of Donald Trump, so I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but the agent one made me laugh!

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    1. Thanking you Jade 🙂

      And yeah largely inspired by morality bankrupt and horrible politicians in UK or US- who raises scumbags like them?

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  4. Loved the Mercury one. And others a gentle warm up to Halloween maybe. Very nice.

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    1. Thanking you Anita. I actually calculated the Mercury one, so glad you liked it, my geekiest one yet.
      A Halloween edition might be on the cards…but just about every week could be 😂👍

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      1. If we’re heading for three day weeks, it wouldn’t be so bad lol.

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      2. Haha true as long as two of those are Saturday and Sunday

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  5. Nice ones! These make me think of a lot of writing prompts.

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    1. Thank you Ama.
      If I can inspire any writing that makes me happy 🙂
      Will visit later

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  6. Yep, the agent – sounds about right! 🙂

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    1. Haha, I swear that’s probably not even fiction 😂

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      1. Haha! Seriously 🙂


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