6 word story challenge Saturday 26th January. Voting Thursday January 31st – 1st February

My 6 word story example for prompt POLICE BOX/ PHONE BOX:
Witness thwarted; stabbed adjacent police box.

Challenge open until 9pm Thursday 31st.

Wonderwall

Yesterday was Burns night. A big night for the Scottish celebrating the poet Robert Burns. I lived in Edinburgh for the majority of August 2017. I noticed there was a lot old of police boxes. Such as described in the following link and shown in the picture.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_box

Police box may be too hard a prompt therefore for your prompt you can have either POLICE BOX perhapas like in Dr Who?) or PHONE BOX

My attempt:

To follow ….

Further information

See some tips here!

Words that speak volumes

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…

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6 word story prompt: Police box. Some Scottish history

A post about the first police boxes in Scotland. Police / phone box is the prompt for this week’s 6 word short story. If you can think of a story with only6 words for the prompt, please enter it comments of earlier post.

I have got a couple of other images of Edinburgh police boxes on Wonderwall360 instragram.

Windows into History

The original police boxes looked very different to this familiar sight, the TARDIS from Doctor Who.

Snippets 182.  Most people nowadays would associate a police telephone box with Doctor Who and little else, but they were once a common feature of British streets.  They were not actually a British invention though.  The first one in the world was installed in Albany, New York in 1877, just a year after the telephone itself was patented by Alexander Graham Bell.  The first ones in Britain were introduced in Glasgow, in 1891, and remained an exclusively Scottish feature in Britain until the 1920s.  They were initially very different in appearance to the now familiar image of the TARDIS, accommodating far more than just a telephone.

The following quote explains some of the uses a police box could be put to.  It is taken from the Aberdeen Free Press, on 3rd September 1891. …

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6 word story challenge Saturday 26th January. Voting Thursday January 31st – 1st February

Yesterday was Burns night. A big night for the Scottish celebrating the poet Robert Burns. I lived in Edinburgh for the majority of August 2017. I noticed there was a lot old of police boxes. Such as described in the following link and shown in the picture.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_box

Police box may be too hard a prompt therefore for your prompt you can have either POLICE BOX perhapas like in Dr Who?) or PHONE BOX

My attempt:

To follow ….

Further information

See some tips here!

Words that speak volumes

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

Happy Burn’s night

As it is burn’s night i’m currently wearing my Macdonald tartan skirt that Bought when was on sabbatical in Edinburgh last August. Burns night, may or may not have inspired the 6 word story prompt for tomorrow … all will be revealed at 9am GMT tomorrow.

This post I have reblogged shows examples of tartan, explains what Burns night is and some of the traditional food that is eaten. Idid try haggis whilst i was in Edinburgh.

 

What is Burns Night? Burns Night is annually celebrated across Scotland on or around the 25th of January. It is to commemorate the life of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns who was born on the 25th of January 1759. Robert Burns is probably most well known for Auld Lang Syne which is typically played at […]

via CELEBRATING BURNS NIGHT WITH MARKS & SPENCER — holly da silva

Top 5 Reasons I Love Reading!

1. It helps me go to sleep.
2. I learn about different places.
3. Get to see issues from different people’s perspective.
4. Books help relax sitting on beaches / by pools on sun by keeping you entertained and stop you being restless and wanting to move.
5. Love reading to children.


Bionic Book Worm

Hello everyone and welcome to another top 5 Tuesday! I was so very excited to do this topic. It’s not the usual topic. Usually we’re finding the 5 best books that fit the weeks theme. But this list was a strategically planned one. I figured it would be a great way to start the new year by reflecting on why we love reading so much! A little motivation to kick the year off right!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

1 – I GET TO TRAVEL THE WORLD! (AND EVEN OUTSIDE THE WORLD!)

I LOVE travel. In fact…

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6 word story challenge open today! Voting Thursday 17th – Friday 18th

This week’s prompt is:

ARROGANCE

My attempt:

Sat smoking 🚬 under no smoking 🚭 sign.

Further information

See some tips here!

Words that speak volumes

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