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.
My inflatable girlfriend: what a let-down.
Tide’s in. Lifebelt’s gone; shoes float.
Selling skis, boots, poles, and crutches.
Easter Bunny dropped eggs and scrambled.
Lucky pants let him down. Shit.
Grandma watches us from the mantelpiece.
Johnny Tench: died today. Buried yesterday.
Without you, I can be me.
One marriage, two dads, three kids.
Broken heart seeks builder for reconstruction.
‘Wrong size, perhaps?’ she said, hopefully.
Dead, he finally caused a stink.