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 Candle – 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 – FOUNTAIN Click here to hear the author read his words: The Candle In the mud sits a tin … Continue reading

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The Wind – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Across the Water”. Click here to hear the author read his words: The Wind I arrive at the headland, exhausted.The wind-driven snow in my face … Continue reading

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Fox News – 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 – HANDLEThis week, for reasons which utterly escape me, I have been invited to do a ‘walk-on’ by Clark, … Continue reading

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A Heap of Mince – 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 – METHOD Click here to hear the author read his words: A Heap of Mince I’m here to discuss … Continue reading

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The Stallion – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Big Black Horse”. Click here to hear the author read his words: The Stallion I hate when he calls me ‘the black horse’.I’m a thoroughbred … Continue reading

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Scooshy – 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 – ISLAND Click here to hear the author read his words: Scooshy I love my dentist for 3 reasons, … Continue reading

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Night Noise – 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 – DISTRACTION Click here to hear the author read his words: Night NoiseEvery night has its own sounds. We … Continue reading

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First Love – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Home Town”. Click here to hear the author read his words: First Love Grey. Dreich. Depressing.Twenty years since I’ve been here, and I know why … Continue reading

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Night Shift – 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 – SHIFT Click here to hear the author read his words: Night Shift I hate this shift. When the … Continue reading

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Contempt – Carrot Ranch

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “meltdown”. Click here to hear the author read his words: Contempt Président Macron speaks of ‘Les gens qui réussissent et les gens qui ne sont … Continue reading

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