More Six-Word Stories (And Socks)


My life has had very little writing time of late, which leads me to… more six word stories!  (Inspired by Ernest Hemingway and Luke Prater.)  The idea is to tell a story in just six words.  I came up with a few the other day — here are a few more:

Her socks.  He paired.  Soul mates.


Boy meets girl.  Doesn’t end there.


I.O.U. forgiven.  But not anything else.  (Perhaps more true to form:  I.O.U. forgiven.  Nothing else.)


Stone.  Fits pocket, palm, guard’s temple.   (THIS ONE IS NOT ADVOCATING VIOLENCE.)


Beach bottle.  Message waterlogged.  Nickle deposit.


His newspaper.  Personal circled.  She paced.


ps – if you want to check Luke’s site, note that I think it may down right now with some software issues but should be up soon.

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12 Comments on “More Six-Word Stories (And Socks)”

  1. rebecca2000 Says:

    Six word stories very cool.

  2. I like that first one especially and enjoy the story that pops into my mind when I read them. Fun.

  3. Mary Says:

    Enjoyed them all! Favorite was the ‘beach bottle’ one. Felt sorry for the one who had placed the message….hoping.

  4. David King Says:

    I.O.U. forgiven is for me, but they are all so truly ingenious… a delightful post. Thank you.

  5. janehewey Says:

    this is fun. I love short-form.

  6. Miriam E. Says:

    Karin, I am loving these!
    thanks a ton for introducing them… think i’m gonna try myself…

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  8. vb holmes Says:

    Six-word gothic novels–well done!

  9. Mama Zen Says:

    Very cool! I need to give these a try.

  10. brian miller Says:

    ha def some fun one…i like the socks on, as i often am doing some laundry to help out…and it excites the wife as well…that and doing the dishes….

  11. Very cute. And the socks are cool too. I love all those pinks, reds and blacks!

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