Writer's Challenge #3 - Six Word Stories

Hey all,

 

Skoob mentioned in Writer's Challenge #2 that someone else should post one this week, so I thought I'd toss out one of my favorite exercises.

 

Basically, write a story in six words. If you need some inspiration, you can check out http://www.sixwordstories.net/

 

Here's a few to get things started:

 

Fleeting happiness brought long remembered smiles. 

 

Laughter cured my ills, for now.

 

Monkey and pineapple, traffic accidents ensue.

 

Comments

  • This month Labyrinthia rocked her world.

  • She smiles, he acquiesces; deed done.

     

    Writing is frustration to reach elation.

     

    Birth, growth, nadir then slow decline.

  • Itch scratched. He thought, "What now?"

  • Masochist to sadist: "Hurt me." "No."   [not mine, an old one]

  • Zombies rose as the sun set.

     

    Terror begins, as nightmares are born.

     

    Life begins with a full moon.

     

    Wolves at my door, hunting me.

  • "Put it over there" it said.

  • And that was the end of that.

  • 7 words
  • Gosh, you are right. Smiley Frustrated

     

    A miscount of fingers.

  • And that was the end, then.

     

    Smiley Very Happy

     

    "Put it this way," she smiled.

     

    "Once upon a time," he started.

     

    "Good God man, look at that!"

  • A six word story starts here.

     

    "One, two, three, four, five, six ..."

  • I think the idea is to include an entire story, summarized to six words. Hemmingway was once challenged to make a person cry with a six word story. He wrote:

     

    For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.

     

    I know that I am not Hemmingway, but.....

     

     

    "No," he said. "I won't return."

     

    Or

     

    She cried. He sighed, then died.

     

    Or

     

    She died. He too, but inside.

     

    And on the lighter side of the ledger:

     

    The bottle spun, then stopped. Me?

     

  • All would be very good first lines.

     

    Please do not read this book  Smiley Very Happy

  • You're feeling your oats today, Kevin. Smiley LOL

  • Elizabeth surveyed the cotton wooled skies.

    The set sun curtseyed to the moon.

     


  • Enghisauth a écrit :

    Elizabeth surveyed the cotton wooled skies.

    The set sun curtseyed to the moon.

     


    Six words  Smiley Happy

    Set sun curtseys to the moon.

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