Six Words Make A Story Short

Here Are Six Very Short Stories:

It’s all true, and a lie.

Got fat. Lost weight. Drank beer.

Climbed mountain, lost pants, took nap.

Clouds ripple in moonlight. She screams.

“Hey, you! What time will it…?”

Pink escalators spun candy to heaven.


More Tall Tales for Tight Whales

Corpses wash up in surf. Crabs!

Two lovers walk. Smell. Stop. Retch.

Police sirens wail. Stuck in sand.

Seagulls spin; dive. Bones shine wet.

Sad, old men drink whiskey straight.

A baby coos. Her mother laughs.

Cool breeze over watermelon and wine.

He whips around and drops the _____.

Cannibal baby love! Dorothy ate Toto.

Ebenezer Grinch adopted Little Sammy Who.

Chainsaw kicked back out. Goodbye legs!

Raw Foods Daddy forgot blender top.

Gunshots. Jumped up. No underwear! Shit.

Barbie meets Barbie Lou. Ken happy.

Socrates, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, You.


William Dudley Bass
6 January 2012
Seattle, Washington

(NOTE: I felt inspired by “Very Short Stories,” a November 2006 article in Wired Magazine. Funny as hell. Check ‘em out @

P.S. Hey, your turn!



Copyright © 2012, 2016 by William Dudley Bass. All Rights Reserved until we Humans establish Wise Stewardship of and for our Earth and Solarian Commons. Thank you.




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