Posted tagged ‘Microfiction’

More Six-Word Stories (And Socks)

December 6, 2012


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.

Tired of Computer. Six-Word Stories.

December 3, 2012


The wonderful poet Luke Prater has a great post up about six-word stories, including a most famous and fantastic one by Ernest Hemingway, as well as some terrific ones of his own.  I urge you to check out Luke’s post.  (It also includes some of the background as to what makes these micro-fictions work.)

As for me – it’s been a very long day with lots of hours spent on the computer. A great night, in other words, to doodle on a yellow pad and scribble out something very very short.  Here are a few of my attempts;  each is separate. 

I can imagine arranging each of these as poems – one can feel the line breaks in each.   But for now, they are just short short stories.  Even so, I am linking them to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night, hosted by Tashtoo!


DNA conclusive.  Thirty years too late.


Learning to land didn’t concern him.


Left all but clothes.  Rental furnished.


Life’s work lost.  Chance for enlightenment.


He didn’t mean it.  Life sentence.


Abstinence education.  They both skipped class.



p.s. several commenters have said Luke’s site has gotten infected with malware.  Agh.  Hopefully he’ll be able to get that fixed soon.