Six on the Sixth – April 2016

Hello Readers! Sorry for the absence – I’ll try to get back to Friday Fictioneers as soon as I can. In the meantime, it’s already time again for Six on the Sixth – the prompt by Adam Ickes to write six six word stories! The prompt words this month are: Plan, Giant, Pills, Hang, Peddle, and Inch. Enjoy!

By Adam Ickes.
By Adam Ickes.

According to Plan

Despite good intentions, plans go awry.

Big or Small

Mistakes are not always a setback.

A Bitter Taste

Disappointment can be hard to swallow.

Hang in There

Faith and hope keep us going.

More Than We Asked For

Our bargains often come with complications.

Slow Success

Little by little, it works out.




Little Victories

Hello there, readers! I’m posting my Friday Fictioneers a bit late this week, because it was a crazy one at work! This is the first I’ve had to time to sit and write. So pardon my lateness and enjoy the story prompted by the wonderful Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo by Marie Gail Stratford.

Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford
Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford

Little Victories


“I tried to tell her this client would want a bold, flashy design,” Conrad said for the third time. “But it’s alright, that’s not really Trish’s thing.”

Trish remained silent as the rest of her coworkers laughed lightly or nodded in agreement. Conrad smirked and took a swig of his cola. Trish hoped he choked on it.

“I mean, it’s all about getting into your client’s head,” Conrad continued.

Or shoving your design down their throat, Trish thought.

She watched as he dove into his low mein with a clunky fork, and smiled slightly as she expertly used her chopsticks.