Midsummer, approaching midnight and the last light lingering over the sweating earth. The smell of rain, of still-damp leaves, hangs in the air. The stars are not yet out, but tiny wisps of white cloud fleck the blue. Quiet. Only the soft murmur of a plane, far off, unbroken. Somewhere an owl screeches. The cat and I sit beside the open door, and watch the darkness gathering, while moths cast trembling shadows before the solitary light.
Realising, with relief, it’s almost over. Continue reading
Polls convinced them they would win.
“What the hell IS that?” She looked up from the microscope
“The virus carrier. This chemical can destroy it. But there are … side effects.”
Come on over to Nicola’s blog and try your hand at writing a story in six words or less.
Challenge open Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Thursday 8th June 2017
Welcome to the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.
For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT.
Today’s prompt is:
My attempt at today’s prompt is:
She spewed vitriol disguised as honesty
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How does it work?
- Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9pm (GMT)
- Like, comment & engage with other authors
- Come back on Thursday to vote for your favourite
- Bask in glory if you’re a winner.
Never tried microfiction before?
Never fear, help is at hand. Click through to my post on writing the best six word stories for inspiration.
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Happy Anniversary! I want a divorce.
Written for the weekly Six Word Story Challenge hosted by Nicola Auckland at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. Go check it out!
Harry was too old to run. He could only watch from the escalator. His voice shaking, he radioed for back-up. Dear God, let them hurry.