Perilous – by Estrella Azul


It ended on a mournful note.





Last night, a friend sent me the link to these photographs of abandoned places. They are exceptional! Looking at them (right before bed) stirred something in me.

I woke up with the above six words floating away from me. Before dissipating, I groggily took my phone and typed them into a “memo”. A week earlier I had shot the perfect image to go along with them.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed my six word flash fiction!


PS: feel free to check out my first six word story as well.

26 Responses to “Perilous – by Estrella Azul”

  1. Huh! I wouldn’t have put those image with that crimson series of six. Neat, Estrella.

  2. I’m so glad you didn’t expand the idea into a larger story. Those six words have tremendous impact. Love it!

  3. Good little story to go along with the image. Nicely done!

  4. Perfect six word story for the image! Very clever.

    • Thank you, Rebecca!
      I was thinking of your flash-poem when I decided to post this yesterday, since this, also, is kinda cheating from the traditional flash fiction requirements ;)

  5. I love how the afterword is longer than the six-word story (I really do). Thanks!

  6. Cool, they do go together well. Don’t they?

    Is the six word story inspired by the Hemingway one? Just curious as to why six words. :)

    • They do, I can’t believe something fully formed like that came to me in my sleep.
      And yes, I first posted a six word story inspired by the Hemingway one. Haven’t given it much thought since then, except when I started counting (half-asleep in the middle of the night) how many words my sentence adds up to and should I write it down or just make a mental note about it :P

  7. Loved the six words and the link to the abandoned places.

  8. Love the photo. Love the story. <— Six words!

  9. I love abandoned places, especially amusement parks. There’s something so creepy and haunted about them. Good thing you made a memo of those words, or they might have just floated away…



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