Baby shoes – Ernest Hemmingway
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn”
El dinosaurio – Augusto Monterroso
“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí”
Nanorelato – Luis Felipe Lomeli
“¿Olvida usted algo?-¡Ojalá!”
“He read his obituary with confusion.”
“It cost too much staying human.”
“To save humankind he died again.”
“Corpse parts missing. Doctor buys yatch.”
Chiste de Pepito
“Violaron a la reina, ¡Dios mio!. ¿Quién fue?”
There’s nothing like the laughter of a baby. Unless it’s 1 a.m. and you’re home alone.
There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone.
My daughter won’t stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave and ask her to stop.
I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, “Daddy, check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Daddy, there’s somebody on my bed.”
Six words stories # 1
Sorry soldier, shoes sold in pairs.
Six words stories # 2
Paramedics finished his text, “… love you“.
Six words stories # 3
The smaller coffins are the heaviest.
Six words stories # 4
Brought roses home. Keys didn’t fit.
Six words stories # 5
Goodbye, mission control. Thanks for trying.
Six words stories # 6
She was lovely. Then things changed.
Six words stories # 7
Imagined adulthood. Gained adulthood. Lost imagination.
Six words stories # 8
Selling parachute: never opened, slightly stained.
Six words stories # 9
Our bedroom. Two voices. I knock.
Six words stories # 10
He bottle-feeds his wife’s killer.
Six words stories # 11
Born a twin; graduated only child.
Six words stories # 12
“What’s your return policy on rings?”
Six words stories # 13
Jumped. Then changed my mind.
Six words stories # 14
“Wrong number”, says a familiar voice.
Six words stories # 15
“Dad left. A flag came back.”
Juárez, el Ornitorrinco