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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.

     A citizen of the world.

  • oncewasoncewas Librarian

    She smiles, he acquiesces; deed done.

     

    Writing is frustration to reach elation.

     

    Birth, growth, nadir then slow decline.

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

  • potetjppotetjp Bibliophile

    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.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    "Put it over there" it said.

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    And that was the end of that.

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

  • potetjppotetjp Bibliophile
    7 words
  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    Gosh, you are right. Smiley Frustrated

     

    A miscount of fingers.

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    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!"

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    A six word story starts here.

     

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

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

  • 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

    Myself and my friend combined know everything there is to know, but he's not here.

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

  • Elizabeth surveyed the cotton wooled skies.

    The set sun curtseyed to the moon.

     

  • potetjppotetjp Bibliophile

    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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