This year 11th of November the date 100years ago in 1918 that World War One ended, falls on a Sunday; therefore today is Remembrance Sunday. Like last year there will be 2 minute silences around the country. I’m wearing British legion poppy earrings.
This week on Wonderwall360 instragram, I having been posting images of the poppy cascade and other poppy displays in Keswick.
For this week’s #6wordstory challenge for prompt darkness, I have written a story about the world wars. The world wars were times of blood shred, tragedy and therefore darkness. Theoretically, the darkness of WW1, ended 100years ago today, bringing hope: However, those who had died during the war; were still dead and therefore families still mourned. WW1 was meant to be the war to end all wars but, of course it was not.
Can you write a story for the prompt darkness …. in six words? To enter follow link below to this week’s host Kirsty.
Last Saturday I walked in the dark from a bonfire at a pub about 4miles outside Sheffield, back into Sheffield. We had headtorches, but turned them off to take a photo with the cities lights in background so we we stood in darkness.
Following on from Kirsty’s prompt History, a prompt based upon a historical event that occurred 413years ago this month but, is remembered in the UK each November 5th: The attempt to blow up parliament when the King was due to attend therefore termed Treason.
The prompt is TREASON however feel free to think of it as betrayal if that makes it easier.
The challenge was originally created and hosted for several years by Nicola over atSometimes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Host announces the winner on their blog.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to a late night announcement of the results of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge poll. The prompt this week was ‘history’ and as usual we had some fantastic stories – well done everyone! And apologies for the delay in posting the results, but I’ve been busy this evening getting in some early Bonfire Night celebrations in the back garden. Officially it’s not until Monday, but we won’t be here then – moving out for a couple of weeks while the kitchen is being gutted and replaced. So tonight we had a bonfire, sparklers and pizza in the back garden – I’m feeling rather proud of my fire building skills!
But without further ado, let’s announce the winners of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge:
Elizabeth’s lists by Lulah Ellender on the surface a tribute to the author’s Grandmother and her life before, during and after 2nd world war. Also gave an insight into the author dealing with the demise of her Mother due to cancer, in parallel to writing the book.
Watched a whole royal wedding for the the first time.