Six-Word Stories, Vol. 1

Six-Word Stories

If you’re not familiar with it, a six-word story is exactly as it sounds: It tells a complete story in only six words. This requires some very creative thinking. Many writers can describe a scene in several pages, using flowery descriptors and embellishments, but are you able to tell an emotional, significant story in just a few words? Some of mine have titles and some do not. I would like to hear from you. Can you come up with a good six-word story? Please post in the comments below or create a post of your own and link back to mine. I would love to read them.

Ordered coffee, same place, same result.

If God exists, then why this?

“One-Night Stand”







“Unequally Yoked”
He believed; she died; he didn’t

“Life After”







“Coming out in 2020”

Came out–unmasked; COVID–mask on.

“Terrible News”
Phone rang; didn’t answer; I knew.

(True Story)

Went out; too shy; home alone.

(A couple of these were acronyms. Did you notice them?)

I hope you enjoyed these and I invite you to challenge yourself by writing your own. Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing what you create!

Copyright © 2021 Brandon Ellrich

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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