Category Archives: Sound Bite Fiction

I am C.E. Ayr, a pioneer of a new genre of short story writing.
I call it Sound Bite Fiction.

The stories on this site are short, sparse and to the point, and have all been written in my current home on the Cote d’Azur.
Many of the tales are based in and around the place I call Medville.
Mysterious and enigmatic, served with a splash of humour, nothing here is ever quite what it seems.

Expect the unexpected.
There is always a twist in the tail.
Nearly.

Smithereens – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Dishes”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Smithereens Guess who?The soapy plate slips from my fingers.She looks older, exhausted.She is wearing a … Continue reading

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Conversation – Min Min Challenge

The Great New Min Min Challenge.In less than 250 words write a story inspired by:“AUSTRALIA”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Conversation Some folk’ll believe anything!Mmm. What?People. So gullible, believe anything.I guess, but what…Like that moon landing. … Continue reading

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The Optimist – Carrot Ranch

The https://carrotranch.com/2023/01/23/january-23-story-challenge-in-99-words/:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Optimism”. Click here to hear the author read his words: The Optimist I suppose I’ve always been an optimist.When I was young and my father beat me … Continue reading

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Rodents – Min Min Challenge

The Great New Min Min Challenge.In less than 250 words write a story inspired by:“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Rodents My love is like a big … Continue reading

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No Shadow – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “lady shadow”. Click here to hear the author read his words: no shadow when you cameyou brought no shadowyou just brightenedthe wintry skiesand your … Continue reading

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Rock n Roll – Min Min Challenge

The Great New Min Min Challenge.In less than 250 words write a story inspired by “strange lights in the sky”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Rock n Roll Even at a rock festival, this is unusual.The … Continue reading

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Snowy – Carrot Ranch

The https://carrotranch.com/2023/01/10/january-9-story-challenge-in-99-words/:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Rabbits”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Snowy My name is Petal.I have a little black bunny.Her name is Snowy.Mummy says that’s a funny … Continue reading

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soul

Click here to hear the poet read his words: soul when I look into your eyesI am absorbed by their beautygreen and darkly sparklingbut I see something elsebeyond the surfaceand I remember why they’re calledthe window to the soul now … Continue reading

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The Oregon Trail – Six Sentence Story

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.Use the current week’s prompt word – KNOT Click here to hear the author read his words: The Oregon Trail As I travel through the wintry Wild … Continue reading

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no name

Click here to hear the poet read his words: no name sometimes I waken in the nightfrom a dream or distant starI hear you breathing close to mebut I’m not sure who you are others too have walked with meand … Continue reading

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