Writing Exercise – Six Word Stories

by | March 6, 2017 | Writing Exercise | 11 comments

 by Ashley Lister

On Saturday this week, I was lucky enough to attend the
first day of this year’s Eroticon, the conference for writers and bloggers who
work with erotica.  As always, it was a
wonderful experience. The erotica writing community is one of the most supportive
environments a writer could encounter. Each year, I find the event is akin to
meeting up with my dearest friends.

Whilst there I was delivering a session on plotting erotic
fiction but, before we began, I gave the writers in the room a brief warm-up

Most of us are familiar with the apocryphal story of
Hemingway writing a six word short story. (For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never
Worn).  And it was the idea of a six word
short story that I offered to those attendees participating in my session. In
short, I asked them to produce the sexiest short story they could think of in
six words.

I offered some of my own examples to illustrate the point.  


Him hard. Her wet. Both satisfied.


Her: “Harder! Faster!”

Him: “Tighter! Wetter!”


A vampire? He’ll get lucky. Period.


As always, please post your six word stories in the comments
box below.  I look forward to reading


Ashley Lister

Ashley Lister is a UK author responsible for more than two-dozen erotic novels written under a variety of pseudonyms. His most recent work, a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his second title published under his own name: Swingers: Female Confidential by Ashley Lister (Virgin Books; ISBN: 0753513439) Ashley’s non-fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Forum, Chapter & Verse and The International Journal of Erotica. Nexus, Chimera and Silver Moon have published his full-length fiction, with shorter stories appearing in anthologies edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Mitzi Szereto. He is very proud to be a regular contributor to ERWA.


  1. sub

    I wait, restrained, whilst she prepares.

    • Ashley Lister

      Love it.

  2. Innocent Loverboy

    Tomorrow morning. My garden. Bring water.

    • Ashley Lister

      This is clever – and kudos for making it up on the spot at Eroticon.

  3. Martin Gross

    Your back door welcomed me in.

  4. Ashley Lister

    Delightful. Good writing, Martin.

  5. Lisabet Sarai

    This really *is* a sort of poetry, Ash. The reader has to fill in a lot from suggestion, connotation and imagination.

    I wonder if this one gets through at all. I have a very distinct idea in mind.

    Winter light. Puddled silk. Sex object.

  6. Ashley Lister

    I'm not sure if we have the same idea, but this one certainly works for me. It's a very eloquent piece.

  7. Jean Roberta

    She called. You answered. Number changed.

  8. Ashley Lister

    That one's so pithy. Nice use of the tight word count.

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