As some of you know, I’m a big fan of flash fiction, stories or memories usually 500 words or less. But there are some outstanding stories told in much fewer words. My iPhone stories (see tab above) with words and pictures come from trying to convey the biggest story with few words. The shortest stories I’ve read were only six words, yes only six. That’s a challenge to write a complete story in only six words. Think you could do it?
Here are some examples of six word stories:
Buried in a steel casket. Immortal. – Gen
Two wives, one funeral, no tears. – Desrio
For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn. – Ernest
On Twitter you can post your six word stories at:
Here are some 12 word stories:
Over time, watered by the tears of war, lasting
peace eventually blossomed. -- Lisa HW
Ivy launched its assault: climbing, reaching, and
photosynthesizing. Triumph! Fence is
invisible. -- Heuchera
A man walking in the desert diving into a mirage
visits China. -- Joyce R.
Listed below are websites that share stories written in six, 12, 50 and 100 words. There are lots more websites out there. Check them out. I think they’re fascinating.
50 words:100 words:
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