Me and Dauphy like writing Haiku. Their brevity doesn’t allow for any pretentiousness. Each word has to be carefully thought about and balanced with its neighbours.
Consequently, when we heard about the concept of six word stories, we were intrigued. I know we all lead busy lives, but surely we’d misunderstood. Six paragraphs, or sixty words maybe, but no, six words it was.
Well, that got my little poet’s noggin working overtime. Dauphy was so interested that he even gave up valuable sleeping time to give me a hand. Genius that he is, he realised that if I gave the piece a title, I could cheat a bit and use seven words! So here it is, our first attempt (drumroll) at a six word story.
Fear Crack. He paused, startled. She fled.