Monday, December 15, 2008

short stories in six sentences

I am really into this number six thing. So much so that I have tried the Six Sentences or 6S challenge. I have a profile (yes one more thing to maintain, and have two new posts). But because its writing, and more writing, its all good.

http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/ShafinaazHassim


The End.
He kissed her forehead. It said goodbye. She opened her eyes to a dark room and the sound of the heart monitor beeping. Her vitals were almost okay, but she remembered last night. One minute they were on the highway, singing along to their honeymoon song. Next thing she remembers is the flash of light, the blur of glass and metal, the stench of blood and the white sheet being pulled over his body on the wet tarmac.

Burning Memories.
It was crazy to think that she could do it, but it played in her head for ten hours in the darkness. The gleam of silver; the smell of flesh burning. When she finally did it, it seemed all too familiar. First she stabbed him; fourteen times for good measure. Then she burned the bed, and the house around it, so that the memory of the monster could go up in smoke. That's when she saw it: her freedom rising out of the ashes, a victorious phoenix.

9 comments:

Azra said...

I love the number 6 too :) My favourite number :D

I'd quite like to think of myself as a phoenix of sorts...rising from the tribulations of life.

KimyaShafinaaz said...

lol... as long as its not triple six :P

hmm.. u should try this six sentence thing...would love to see what u come up with, and the 6word stuff too...

mwah!

The Anonymous Blogger said...

She Better have a good lawyer.....

KimyaShafinaaz said...

yea. true that!

Anonymous said...

You have a dark mind. Oh and it sounds like your running with your words.

KimyaShafinaaz said...

plot and pacing, i believe its called. thank you for the observation.

Nafisa said...

Hey Shafinaaz. Love your 6 sentence stories. I'm not big on the soppy stuff.

Keep 'em coming :)

greengeisha said...

i always love your writings, shafs!
i also want to try my luck with the sixes! and i want to read more from you!

KimyaShafinaaz said...

thanks nafisa and gg :)
this was fun cos it allowed me to flesh out some ideas for my manuscript... not that these were ideas, but you know what i mean...
writing a story in six words (as per previous post) or in six sentences (as is now) demands a certain amount of discipline in plot and thought. so i love that idea; it totally works to putting stuff together for scenes etc :)