The challenge returns in the morning; with prompt on Kirsty’s blog. Kirsty and I have been looking back from the stories we have written in 2018.
Here are a selection of my stories from 2018 (some I wrote for my prompt and some I wrote for Kirsty’s prompts.
One of my favourites was based on my truth and won joint first prize which was good for my esteem;
Year post shattering redundancy; confidence returning.
Octo-Grandmother expecting quads. Brave woman
Prompt: Game. Missed goal. Ball knocked fan unconscious.
This one got me 2nd place.
Shredded princess dress to bounce better.
Swaddled, newborn, abandoned.
Shy badger 🦡 wears mask across eyes.
Going a bit Hemingway… I’ve been having fun looking back at some of my Six Word Stories which I’ve come up with over the last few years.
What do you think is the best SixWordStory you’ve ever written, or that you’ve seen from another blogger? Let me know your favourites in the comments – we’re gathering inspiration and ideas – and check back at 9am tomorrow morning for the first prompt of 2019!
Check out Kirsty’s post to read and vote for favourite three DARKNSS STORIES. As a bonus you get to see Kirsty’s kitchen development.
My story inspired by 100 years since end of last war, which was of course good but not all celebration:
I think maybe I should have used a ? After history – what do you think?
It is voting time! Please all feel free to vote. Follow link below to Kirsty’s blog.
I went for a story, to Mark 100years of the first women in the UK being able to vote 🗳. I have left it mysterious who it is, at which timepoint, the perspective is from (nothing to do with not having enough enough words to elaborate!). When I was thinking about it, I saw symmetries between females being defined by two X chromosomes, voting by marking a cross and have tried to create a image showing this on Wonderwall360 instragram.
What do you think about absence of the roll of honour – see Kirsty’s next post for more information.
The prompt this week was FRIENDSHIP. There has been some touching stories written and it is now time to vote until 9pm GMT.
I wanted to draw analogies about friends around the ship part of the word. My problem was having too much to say for 6 words! I wanted to mention the good times with friends sailing along but them mention how friends help you navigate rough seas.
I think everyone has gone for really sweet prompts, Kirsty’s starting prompt talked about a friendship into the 80s. Like romantic relationships, it sounds idyllic to meet someone and grow old with them alas, in both cases this does not always happen. Perhaps you have different friends at different times or friends grew apart and back together at various times. I tried to find a way to talk about how the crew of the ship may change, but the important thing was not to be on the ship alone. In the end this lead me to the thoughts of being shipwrecked alone or thrown off a ship and that loneliness is cured by the offering of friendship from someone else. I’m not sure whether this is what someone would get from the 6 words alone.
Castaway rescued by the ship friendship.
The topic of this week’s 6 word story is FRIENDSHIP.
What to you makes a good friend?
The post below links to different people’s thoughts about who they most want as friends from fiction.
We’re all bookworms here, right? I think we are, so I can admit something and I know you won’t judge me. *deep breath* Here we go………. I don’t get out much. I’m a bit of an introvert. So going out with friends on a regular basis is rare. Instead, I sit on my couch under a warm blanket, snuggling with my puppy, and I wish that the people I read about in books were real so that I could be friends with them. There. I said it, it’s out in the open, and I feel much better.
All kidding aside, I really do wish that characters in books were real! It’s so easy to find people that you immediately relate to and wish you could go on adventures with. I have quite a few that I wish I could be friends with, and they’re all for different reasons.
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Another week, more great stories.
Prompt = RECOVERY
All welcome to vote, regardless of whether took part.
Welcome to Thursday and the opening of the vote to decide the winner of the Six Word Story Challenge!
As I always seem to say round about this time of the week, I must apologise for being late opening the poll. Have you all had a good week? WordPress has been the order of the day for me today. One of my many freelance hats is marketing and communications for a small theatre company, and today I’ve been updating their self-hosted WP site which has all sorts of plug-ins with which I’m now intimately acquainted. Feel like I’ve learned loads!
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