Six-Word Shorts

These six-word stories were written in response to this photograph of a married couple living in Holland in the 1800s. Many thanks to all our contributors from the WCSU MFA program.


Dutch Couple in the 19th Century
Dutch Couple in the 19th Century

Imagine checking for lice in that.

                                    -Kevin Hudson


“It’s really her mustache I’m wearing.”

                                    -Ben Dreskin


Arsenic in his coffee every day.

                                    -Justin O’Donnell






“Bon Voyage.”

                                    -Beth D. Man


He sat.

She stood.

They cried.

                                    -Anna Denisch


Steph Myers
Blog Editor