Based on this news story.
Octo-Grandmother expecting quads. Brave woman.
24 hours left to submit a six word story for prompt: Grandmother (see previous post).
Loved the Princess stories, I think it is a word that can imply lots of others. Another similar word in that sense is Grandmother; it is often used in newspapers as short hand for female, of certain age with children and grandchildren. What can you do with prompt:
Use it with 5 other words or consider it a title and pick 6 of your own words to tell a story. It can be done! See some tips here!
45year old clubbing with Granddaughter.
All are welcome to take part in writing stories or voting for them,which occurs each week between 9pm Thursday and 9pm Friday. If you are new to the challenge here is some more information.
* N.B it is all times are approximations, we have busy lives alongside blogging.
Well done all writers.
Knighthoods (badges) this week have been conferred as follows.
‘Off with their heads!’ Ordered princess 👸
Ruled men’s heart 💓 ; until midnight struck.
Check out the illlustation that went with the story.
Tiara 👸 by day; cowl by night.
How many newspaper headlines and articles, say Grandmother or Grandfather. It is a lot less words than saying 65year old woman with two grown up daughters and 4 grandchildren. Yet is still tells you gender, gives an indication of age and tells you she is a Mother. Often it is used to emotively to suggest vulnerability.
Similarly Princess as six week stories for that prompt have shown, can imply femininity, status, power, diva like behaviour… Yet if you talk about princesses from yesterday which are you talking about if say:
Princess was not a Mother of a princess?
It could be any from toddler Princess Charlotte to Princess Anne who chose not to accept titles for her children.
Princess can imply youth and Grandmother age yet, both words can describe Grandmother Princess Anne.
Using words not typically associated can create extra layers for Princess was enjoying HIS birthday.
Words that reference literature can be used as shorthand for other words. During princess week, have had stories referencing Princess and the pea and Cinderella. Or if say forlorn Romeo – what do you assume he is sad about? The prompt for the coming week is superstition, words like black cat and thirteen are words in that context that can be used as short hand. If you can come up with a 6 week story for SUPERSTITION, pop over to Kirsty’s blog to submit it.
Just over 12 hours until Princess Eugenie marries. Will that be a fairy story? Can you write a 6 word story about princesses? So far stories about powerful princesses, divas, true to life princesses and more.
You have until first thing tomorrow morning to submit, when voting will begin.
We are building up to the wedding of another English princess; Princess Eugenie Therefore the prompt this week is PRINCESS.
See what you can come up with, and enter your six-word story in the comments below.
So how does it work?
1 Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9.30pm GMT
2 Like, comment & engage with other authors
3 On Thursday, I publish a poll – and this is the important bit – don’t forget to come back and vote for your favourite!
4 Bask in glory if you’re a winner.
Never tried microfiction before?
Never fear, help is at hand. You can get a few more hints and tips about writing six word stories here.
Can I share my story?
Of course – in fact, please do! The more people who take part in this weekly challenge, the merrier. Tell your story and inspire others to have a go. Write a blog post, send me a pingback, share your six word story on social media or reblog this post to encourage your own followers to take part. There are various different hashtags floating round t’internet, so you can use any of these to reach a wider audience – #SixWordStoryChallenge #6words #sixwordstory #microfiction #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting. The most common one we’re using at the moment is #SixWordStoryChallenge, so linking up to that hashtag should help you connect with other participants.
How is the winner chosen?
I close entry to the Six Word Story Challenge on Thursday and open a poll which remains open for 24hrs. Anybody and everybody is invited to vote in this poll, the winner is the story with the most votes at 9pm on Friday. Simples!
Click through to this page to read the full rules of the challenge.
Good luck! Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! and don’t forget – use the hashtag#SixWordStoryChallenge.
This week’s prompt was GAME. Mist of the stories were of the board, die, card type of game. One story using GAMEs double meaning, like in game meat.
My story was about a football game.
Missed goal. Ball knocked fan out.
Voting is open for the next 12hours.
Vote for your favourite #SixWordStory