6word story challenge: enter up until 9pm GMT Thursday 25th October

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:

Grandmother

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!

Words that speak volumes

My attempt:

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.

Further information

The challenge was originally created and hosted for several years by Nicola over at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. Myself and Kirstywrites now take in turns to host.

It is a fun, informal challenge. Great for interacting with other micro fiction writers.

How it works:

Each Saturday at 9am (GMT) *on one of our two blogs we publish prompt for you to use to create a six word story.

The challenge closes to entries at 9pm the following Thursday evening (GMT).

A poll will subsequently be posted containing all stories submitted to the challenge. Voting will remain open in this poll for 24hrs and will close at 9pm on Friday evening (GMT). The host has casting vote.

The host publishes a post highlighting top three stories of the week.

Sharing

We often repost each other’s posts and possibly share prompts and stories on other social media to promote the challenge and the fantastic stories it generates. We use the hashtags 6wordstory or 6wordstorychallenge. Feel free to share our posts about the challenge and your story, but equally this is not mandatory.

Rules

  1. Write a story in six words or less inspired by the prompt. It doesn’t have to include the prompt word unless you want it to.
  2. Write your story in the comment section of the post on the host for that week’sblog (rather than on any re blogs A link to a blog post is not an entry.
  3. A blog post and a pingback is not a requirement of the challenge, just your story in the comments, but feel free to add your own blog post if you wish. Remember to use the tag #SixWordStoryChallenge if you do and provide a link to your post.
  4. The winner will be the story with the most votes at the end of the challenge. Votes will only count if cast in the collated poll published on a Thursday evening.
  5. Host announces the winner on their blog.
  6. First, second and third place will have the honour of downloading and using our highly coveted award badges on their blogs should they wish to do so.
  7. In the event of a tie for first, second or third places, I will choose a single story to take the placement. This will be the story I feel best interpreted the prompt and the six word medium.
  8. Only one entry per person please. Multiple entries will be deleted leaving the first submission only.

* N.B it is all times are approximations, we have busy lives alongside blogging.

The 6 word story winners Prompt: Princess

#6wordstory

Well done all writers.

Knighthoods (badges) this week have been conferred as follows.

‘Off with their heads!’ Ordered princess 👸

By Sherya

https://themidnightsun9.wordpress.com/

Ruled men’s heart 💓 ; until midnight struck.

Check out the illlustation that went with the story.

By

Dark Netizen

Tiara 👸 by day; cowl by night.

By

Sheryl

http://biaatlas.wordpress.com/

Words that speak volumes #6week stories

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.

OR

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.

Enter SUPERSTITION story

6 word story challenge. Week commencing Saturday 6th October.

We are building up to the wedding of another English princess; Princess Eugenie Therefore the prompt this week is PRINCESS.

Stories could be fairytales , but I suspect lots of you will go for something darker.
I recently attended my niece’s Princess and superhero party. The expectation was girl’s dressed as Princesses and boy’s as superheros and no room for vice versa. I of course donned a top saying Girl power and a cape. I noticed superhero outfits were better for bouncing on the bouncy castle with than, long Princess dresses. This is my 6 word story:
Stripped princess dress, to bounce better.
I may leave the voting until Friday morning, because I’m out on Thursday and think may be difficult to coordinate.

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.

Vote Now for the Winner of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge — kirstwrites

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

via Vote Now for the Winner of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge — kirstwrites

Roll up Roll up: Winners 6 word story Prompt: Circus

Well done to all of this week’s writers.

The winners

Joint:

The lion obeyed, until it didn’t.

By

Endless edits

Tightrope snapped.

Parents plummeted.

Sidekick found

By

Dark Netizen

Behind his smile, the clown cried.

By

KytWright

It came, then vanished into sawdust.

by

Kat