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.

The Dip – 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 – SEASON Click here to hear the author read his words: The Dip This is Monaco, not Medville, so … Continue reading

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Liar – 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 – REMNANT Click here to hear the author read his words: Liar My wife is a liar.Oh, I’m sorry, … Continue reading

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Office Romance – Carrot Ranch

Artwork by Phil Burns The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “changes in the office”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Office RomancePlease, sweetheart, I say, I really need … Continue reading

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I remember

Artwork by Phil Burns Click here to hear the poet read his words: I remember I remember your lipsfull and warmalways ready to curl into a smileand eager to move into a kiss I remember your eyesdark and deep and … Continue reading

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‘Black Ben’ Burp – Six Sentence Story

Artwork by Phil Burns 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 – QUARTER Click here to hear the author read his words: ‘Black Ben’ Burp When … Continue reading

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Phone Call – a short play in 2 voices

Artwork by Phil Burns This is a short play in two voices, co-written and performed by Jenne Gray and myself for Writers Block Radio Hour, broadcast on Super Sound Radio Scotland on Wednesday 2 June 2021. WARNING:Uniquely on this blog, … Continue reading

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My Father – 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 – PRESENCE Click here to hear the author read his words: My Father He was a strange one, my … Continue reading

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Beasties – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by the phrase “tiny flying insects”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Beasties My daughter’s scream has me scrambling out of bed.She is … Continue reading

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Sherlock – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by the phrase “Naked Gardening”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Sherlock I am tending my marrows, feeling more confident than ever of … Continue reading

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Lottery – 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 – POWERFUL Click here to hear the author read his words: Lottery My friend Christophe is under the bizarre … Continue reading

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