Welcome to the short stories section of this nook. Here the works will range from 500-5000 words. if you are looking for something shorter, try the Microfiction, or Six-Sentence Stories pages.
This is a story based on the idea of the road not taken, and the six-sentence story prompt of PATH by girl on the edge. It is the story of a woman looking to adopt a second child deciding whether or not to take in a six-year-old girl that will change her life forever. The … Continue reading Divergence
This was a multi-challenge response to both girlontheedge’s six-sentence word of the week BOOKMARK, and the invisible ink challenge based on the picture below. I am happy with what I came up with, a rather strange little piece about a person with too many bookmarks and none when it counts, which many of us bookish … Continue reading For Want of a Nail
Today’s work is a challenge response to many challenges, and I think it turned out better than I expected overall. This is the story of a person who wants to get away from it all, and dreams about their ideal home. I don’t want to spoil it, but if you have read any of my … Continue reading In Dreams
The word of the week is EXCHANGE and I will admit this one is a little weird. I went with the definition of exchange, as an exchange of goods. I have to admit, this is not my favorite six, and sometimes you write something and just go, ya, okay, that’s odd. This is that story. … Continue reading Precious Cargo
The word of the week is Labyrinth, and I think once again my television watching is probably reflecting a little in my work. Take a look at this week’s six-sentence story, where a warrior takes on a labyrinth to slay all the monsters and serve justice to those deserving. It was time, this was it, … Continue reading Slaying the Minotaur
The word of the week is STRIKE for the six-sentence story prompt by girlontheedge. This week we will see the story of Conrad, an ex-con with really bad luck, who agreed to take his cousin to the corner store, and has come to seriously regret this decision. It’s one of those, people see what they … Continue reading Third Time, Not the Charm!
This is a just desserts type of response to the six-sentence story prompt of the week, which is ERUPTION. This follows an unnamed first person narrator, and her ongoing interactions with that jerk, Clay. My mother always told me to be nice to people, that sometimes they might be going through something you can’t see, … Continue reading The Reaping
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