Clark Writes’ call for Six Word Stories brought forth submissions that were dark and mysterious, humorous, and full of heart. Thanks for all the submissions; they may only be six words but they sure do pack a punch!
-The Clark Writes Board of Editors
Suckling, fearless, passionate, assured, un-ironed, calm
Table set, candles dripping, window broken
Thumbs tied, bare feet, cold basement
Feast, gorge, lick fingers, final meal
Crescendo, staccato, broken window, fermata, rest.
Scraping windshields, Queen SnowAngel now labors.
Decaying leaves press against warm flesh
Abutters to butter, I am toast
– Heidi and Stella G. Gitelman, a mother and daughter duo, written during a long car ride.
By grave: Scarlet Carson, fresh picked
– Christian Farren
I’m the monster underneath her bed.
– Chris Canieso
1. A sigh of relief sounds different.
2. You didn’t make it to graduation.
3. Six word stories aren’t always sad.
4. To do: Buy bandaids, quit habits.
5. To Pervert: Learn. Definition. Of. Compliment.
6. Microwave. Forgot popcorn, FIRE ALARM?! Oops…
– Autumn Perez
Teacher screams. Seventh-grade sociopath squishes Mickey.
– Rachel Matthews
1. For hire, one janitor, two stools.
2. She woke up once, slept forever.
3. He left after dark, heartbreak followed.
– Orfa Torres
1. Pen scratches on paper. I breathe.
2. Dark asphalt and heavy rain. Monday.
3. My Ex-Girlfriend: Misdirection, manipulation and mistakes.
– Avery Smith
There was no sense in it.
– Dash Davis
THIS PAGE NOT INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK
– Anne-Marie Laverty
1. They met. They married. They parted.
2. Once in love, twice disappointed, again.
3. Forever together, like swans or wolves.
– Tamara Beck
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