ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Five 50 Word Stories By ESWynn

Updated on January 10, 2012

The Old Salt And The Would Be Man

“You still doing tattoos?” Johnathon asked.

“Sure am.” Replied the old salt.

“You charge... much?”

The old sailor looked up, squinted. “You want a tattoo boy? Want to look like a man?"

Johnathon swallowed, shuffled his feet. “Y– I–” He closed his eyes. “Yes sir.”

“Come inside.” Grinned the old salt.

Rose, We're Finished

“Rose, we’re finished.”

“Finished?” She cried, stunned. “But why?”

“The dog, your kids.” He stated tiredly. “Can’t stand them.”


“Rose.” He tried. “I’m sorry. I can’t.”

“Stay, John, please!”

“No.” He turned away. “I’m done.”

Tears set in as the door closed with the hard sound of wooden finality.

Marry Me

“I’ve been thinking a lot lately.” Dave managed. “About us.”

“I know what you’re going to say.” Came the nervous response.

“Yeah?” He asked.

“Yeah.” She grinned. “But...”

“Then–” She cut him off.

“I want to be the one to say it.” She took a deep breath.

“Dave, lets get married.”


When I saw him, my heart turned to ice. There isn’t anything in all the world more frightening than an unstable feller with loaded gun.

“Drop it!” He shouted. I dropped it.

“On the floor!” He demanded. I got on the floor.

...and then, suddenly, he just up and walked out.

One Chance, One Shot

It was all over in ten seconds.

When the hull blew, we lost twelve. The rest went when the rock ripped into the superstructure, tore us right in half.

Only I was left, air was going fast.

My hand tightened on the grip of my handgun.

Grandpa, here I come.

- - -

E.S. Wynn is the author of over thirty books, the chief editor of Thunderune Publishing, the sole creative force behind its 20+ imprints (including the flash fiction magazines Daily Love, Weirdyear and Yesteryear Fiction, Farther Stars Than These, Flaming Filmreel, Linguistic Erosion, and Smashed Cat Magazine) the author of over a hundred and fifty articles, several hundred short stories (published under nearly as many pen names) and a voice actor with over fifteen albums of literature and guided meditation under his belt.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Millionaire Tips profile image

      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      I really enjoy 50 word stories. They are short enough to keep my attention, yet have so much information!

    • ltfawkes profile image


      8 years ago from NE Ohio

      These are great. Like haiku, only . . . not.

      Nice work.


    • judyjet72 profile image


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Love these! Great for practicing scene construction. So much happens between the lines. Really good!

    • Earl S. Wynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Earl S. Wynn 

      8 years ago from California

      Excellent! Thanks for sharing, John! You might want to check out my three daily short fiction sites (as places to submit) also:

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice range of stories. And nice to see another story site. My 50 word story site has over 500 stories now.

    • Earl S. Wynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Earl S. Wynn 

      8 years ago from California

      They just come off the top of my head. If you like short pieces like these, you should check out my primary flash fiction magazine - -

    • OneMorning85 profile image


      8 years ago from New Hampshire

      The first, the third, and the fifth one are my faves! How did you come up with these? Are they part of bigger stories? I think doing something like this will help me get ideas flowing for stories, so thank you.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)