Friday, March 15, 2013

Six-Worders from A.J. Chilson & James Courtney

Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Six-worders. Lovely. I’ve touted them before. Here are some excellent ones by Don Mathis (a past contributor of other short works) who carries the six-worder forward into a linked progression creating a larger piece. And another (complete with further constraint: alliteration) by Gary Muenster. The ones I have for this week are a little different, but fit nicely, I think. We have a memoir and some poetic aphorisms (I love that brevity encourages cross-genre exploration). They tell a story replete with narrative, drama and epiphany. I try to collect a few of these before I publish them so that multiple voices can be heard. Let loose and send in your pithy observations, six-word failed recipes, ignoble insights: Long live very short literary works!

Lyle Rosdahl

Six-Worders from A.J. Chilson & James Courtney

My Six-Word Memoir by A.J. Chilson I'm big. So I live big. --- Six Words on by James Courtney Six Words on Loneliness She dangles endless sighs into snow. Six Words on Bars Fuzzy equality: the bedrock of compassion. Six Words on The Bus Going places together is truly human. Six Words on Relationships Everything is big. Everything is small. --- A.J. Chilson is a poet, editorial writer, and charter member of the North Lake Lavon Writer's Club, which meets once a month is Princeton, Texas, where he resides. --- James Courtney is a high school teacher, poet, music writer, lucky life-partner of Felicia, and philosopher of the everyday. --- Lyle Rosdahl, a writer living in San Antonio, edits the flash fiction blog & best of in print for the Current. He created, facilitates and participates in Postcard Fiction Collaborative, a monthly flash fiction response to a photo. You can see more of his work, including photos, paintings and writing, at Send your flash to

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