Six word stories

A collection of weird, sad, and funny microstories. Some of these have been published as Echoes on the Ontonauts Instagram account, others as little writing challenges on my Twitter.

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ʻCorporal . . . you are alive,ʼ I lied.

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ʻSign says “No trespassing”, Santa.ʼ BLAM!

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ʻMade in Heaven,ʼ the paleontologist read.

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Body disposal? Throw a piranha party!

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ʻShredders – Sorry, “ballot boxes” in place.ʼ

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ʻMy home?ʼ Smiling, he pointed skyward.

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As God blinks, I infiltrate reality.

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ʻHands up!ʼ Giggling, the pyrokinetic complied.

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ʻ*Sigh* Another harp for Hendrix! Again . . .ʼ

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The secret? We cannibals live forever.

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Still midnight. You kill yourself again.

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These words activate your brain implant.

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POTUS oozed out of his disguise.

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ʻTelepathy? Pff! Hogwash,ʼ they said simultaneously.

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ʻA knife?ʼ Laughing, he aims. Click.

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Tearful, Mom waved from her saucer.

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Dyeing carpet red, genie kidnaps celebrities.

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ʻNope. Unicorns are terrorists,ʼ said Noah.

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ʻNot Superman,ʼ he realizes, sidewalk approaching.

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BIP. ʻC-closer… ʼ BIP. ʻI…love… ʼ BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…

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37 years. She removes the ring.

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Whispering farewell from the back pew.

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They buried him, crying with relief.

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Turning 86, he forgot Martha’s name.

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ʻWanna play?ʼ ʻSure!ʼ Click. Click. Bang.

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