One-Sentence Stories

 

An Overseas Getaway
Dan Piorkowski

As the plane crashed down, Eliot gripped his bag of souvenirs and said, “At least it’s the return flight.”

 

Untitled
David Fleming

My wife and I disliked our neighbors long before they put out the flamingoes.

 

Dishwasher
Cameron Price

One day she opened the dishwasher while the dishes were still hot and realized she was no longer happy living with Mark. .

 

Light Bulb
Greg Van Deusen

I never replace my light bulbs, so as I get older it keeps getting darker and darker, and that way death won’t be such a complete shock to my system.

 

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Willie Fitzgerald

Hoping they both believe it, he consoles his son: “There are other games after this one, kiddo.”

 

Man on the bus
JP Vallieres

He sits while nothing happens in that cold amber roll of film ticking from one trivial scene to the next listening to the driver go on about this town’s budget and streetlights and who will have to die to make it all go on.

 

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Lavinia Ludlow

Dating a musician is like Communism: it’s good on paper but a fucking disaster when put to trial.

 

Stray Dialogue
Mike Topp

“A tooth fairy so much as touches my kid, and I’ll blow his head off.”