Six Word Stories


Who Needs Brick & Mortar

Paul Beckman

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Flash Frontier 2017

Fart. Elevator emptied. All but me.

The Short Story TSS 2017

Bought houses
Flipped some
Hello bubble

Answered the phone--
recognized her silence.

Internet cost my job,
encyclopedia salesman.

Four Seasons
Hope
Prayer
Despair
Resignation

How'd I get here?
Broken condom.

Mind over matter.
Yours doesn't matter.

Hope springs eternal.
Hot Springs Arkansas

Peace & quiet.
Another fairy tale.

We fell hard.
Alcohol wore off.

She said yes.
Shouldn't have asked.

CANDY WIFE
Soft outside
Hard inside

RUN--THE COPS
Why run?
Habit

SLOW
CHILDREN CROSSING
FAST CHILDREN TOO

WIFE WANTED
TRIAL RUN
INQUIRE WITHIN

Beautiful Bride.
Bitchy wife.
Another divorce.

Marriage isn't forever.
Just the pain.

All is lost.
Teddy no more.

The phone range.
Heavy breathing began.

Poet! Shmoet!
Rhyme me something already.

She said I love you. Again.

Newborn grandaughter's precocious-
smiles--not gas

Will Work For Food
Organic, please

Turning sixty-five
What the hell happened?

She texted while driving.
Calling hours .

They call me Mr. Fibs. Cheney

Eat, Mama said. Eat!
Gastric bypass

Dog ate homework.
Dog gets detention.

Speed dating.
Why rush?
Sentencing tomorrow.

My wife doesn't understand me.
Really?

Does this dress make me look . . .?

No more AA meetings for material.

Stop telling father DNA doesn't match.

I promise.
This time for real.

No more feeding dog peanut butter.

Laugh more.
Love more.
Lie less.

Kiss your wife.
Not just mine.

Our eyes met.
The train started.

Dad farted.
Mother glared.
Baby giggled.

No filter--just speak without thinking.

No more wide stances.
Yes, Senator.

Don't tip.
Save money.
Take trip.

Stop playing mind Boggle when introduced.
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