Altar egos

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'confetti'. Brad realised later that he should have been expecting it but when he arrived at the church for his second wedding, he was surprised to find a shiny black hearse wrapped in a black ribbon and bow (and filled with … Continue reading Altar egos

SPIN cycle

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'control'. Here at Splendiferous* Pharmaceuticals and Incomparable Narcotics (SPIN), we understand the pain and misery suffered by people who have an impaired ability to take charge of their lives in the way that our handsome and beautiful blonde smiling models have, … Continue reading SPIN cycle

Coming to terms with syllogism

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'term'. The term ‘syllogism’ in itself contains three terms (the major premise, the minor premise, and the conclusion); the most famous example is ‘All men are mortal, Socrates is a man, therefore Socrates is mortal’ but here’s a few more I’ve … Continue reading Coming to terms with syllogism

Swinging from tree to try

Written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'tree'. Tirty-tree – number between tirty-two and tirty-four in Ireland Bigotry – larger than a smaller tree Symmetry – Caution: Sap just under boiling point Sweltry – a particularly good tree Poultry – produces very little timber Psychiatry – used for treating mad cow … Continue reading Swinging from tree to try

Kalashnikov

Stunning piece from Jenne, a Six Sentence colleague.

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This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdgewith the following simple rules:
Write six sentences, no more, no less.
Use the current week’s prompt word –BOARD

Kalashnikov

In her anger she does not know what mischievous hand has given it to her, but sitting in the dark corner of the café, the woman cradles the Kalashnikov in her hands, knowing it is strong – much stronger than she herself is – and she is afraid of its power.

A murmuring arises from the gun and fills her ears and she feels a reverberation that takes over her whole body.

When it stops, she sees, lined up in front of her, world leaders gone mad with power and greed, freely orchestrating war for profit.

Her trigger finger itches, presses down, sprays the leering faces with bullets, but even as one falls, another rises to take its place…

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All above board

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'board'. Big Sister’s first act after she was elected as Prime Minister was to establish the Social Crimes Commission (which would soon become known as SOCC and lead to the expression ‘I’ve been SOCCed’) and it didn’t take long for the … Continue reading All above board