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TSS six word micro-fiction competition.

The six word short story was brought to public attention by Hemingway’s (cough, cough) famous piece: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’

It’s a fantastic example of tight, concise writing with a punch. Why not have a go at our own challenge? It’s weekly and free to enter. Simply provide your name, email address, and story in the form at the bottom of the page.

 


Next deadline: Sunday 19th February 2017

Some further details:

  • Six words maximum. Preferably in English.
  • Competition closes 24:00 BST every Sunday.
  • Our favourites will be published at some point the following week, on this page.
  • We reserve the right NOT to publish any if the standard is not up to scratch.

That’s it, good luck!

 

P. J. Stephenson

Morning zombie; evening ghost: unforgiving mirror.

Sharon Marie Jones

Six Birthday candles will burn eternally.

Sam JT

My inflatable girlfriend: what a let-down.

 

June Hunter

Tide’s in. Lifebelt’s gone; shoes float.

 

Erin Celements

Selling skis, boots, poles, and crutches.

 

Dawn Lowe

Easter Bunny dropped eggs and scrambled.

 

Jennifer Moore

Lucky pants let him down. Shit.

 

Emma Finlayson-Palmer

Grandma watches us from the mantelpiece.

 

Adrian Lynch

Johnny Tench: died today. Buried yesterday.

 

Lindsay Moakes

Without you, I can be me.

 

Jan Kaneen

One marriage, two dads, three kids.

 

Jan Kaneen

Broken heart seeks builder for reconstruction.

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Paul Hague

‘Wrong size, perhaps?’ she said, hopefully.

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Nicole Turner

Dead, he finally caused a stink.

 

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