September 3rd, 2021

writing

The six word challenge

So, how did we do this week? I know a few people posted earlier and I hope that they will repost here for everyone to read.

The words:

Appointment
Onion
Slant
Slump
Scene
Dozen


Napoleon gambled and headed to the Canteen. Lunch was one appointment Illya always tended to make time for.

His partner was slumped at a table, stirring a cup of coffee and deeply engrossed in his book. A dozen dirty plates scattered about, bits of ketchup and onion clung desperately to the top one.

He tilted his head sideways to read the slanted book spine. “Stars like Dust? Asimov? I never pegged you for science fiction.”

“Yesterday’s fiction, today’s fact. It pays to keep our eyes open, believe it or not. Bright ideas have to come from somewhere. Where better?”