Where is home?

HOME is the prompt of this week’s 6 word story.


I consider myself to have two homes. There is my home where I live in Sheffield. Then there is Home where I grew up. I consider the town of Scunthorpe to be home. I follow Scunthorpe United in too ball. Specifically my parent’s home is mine. They live in house I grew up in so it is still my home rather than myself being a guest.

Today I started in Sheffield, with a walk in Hillsborough Park where there is Tramlines next weekend.

I then got a train to Scunthorpe. The train station midway between my two homes is Doncaster.

#6wordstory Challenge 14Jul 2018 – 19Jul 2018

# SixWordStoryChallenge is a prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT, either on this site or that of fellow blogger https://kirstwrites.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/haunted-coast-35/. Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd are selected by 24 hours of voting following Thursday / Friday and announced on Friday.

See what you can come up with, and enter your six word story in the comments below.

Following on from Kirsty’s post last week talking about Expectation for England’s football team, this week in England there has been a lot of talk of Football’s coming home. Of course the team are coming home after the weekend in either third or four place not first or second.

As well as entering your story, I would like to know where you are based as my prompt is …..


So evidently England is home for me. Specifically I live in Sheffield. But I also consider my parents near Scunthorpe where I’m heading today, HOME.

So how does it work?

1. Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9.30pm GMT

2. Like, comment & engage with other authors

3. On Thursday, I publish a poll – and this is the important bit – don’t forget to come back and vote for your favourite!

4. Bask in glory if you’re a winner.

Never tried microfiction before?

Never fear, help is at hand. You can get a few more hints and tips about writing six word stories here.

Can I share my story?

Of course – in fact, please do! The more people who take part in this weekly challenge, the merrier. Tell your story and inspire others to have a go. Write a blog post, send me a pingback, share your six word story on social media or reblog this post to encourage your own followers to take part. There are various different hashtags floating round t’internet, so you can use any of these to reach a wider audience – #SixWordStoryChallenge #6words #sixwordstory #microfiction #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting. The most common one we’re using at the moment is #SixWordStoryChallenge, so linking up to that hashtag should help you connect with other participants.

How is the winner chosen?

I close entry to the Six Word Story Challenge on Thursday and open a poll which remains open for 24hrs. Anybody and everybody is invited to vote in this poll, the winner is the story with the most votes at 9pm on Friday. Simples!

Click through to this page to read the full rules of the challenge.

Good luck! Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! and don’t forget – use the hashtag#SixWordStoryChallenge.

Winner #6word story Prompt FOUNDLING

And the winners are Belgium 🇧🇪 🙂 . With some Belgium blood, I’m so proud.Imagine being a world class football player foundling; how would know if playing for right team? So many stories could be imagined for the prompt FOUNDLING, the hard part in this challenge … condensing into 6 word story! Well done all of you who managed it. Kirsty will issue a new (easier?) prompt tomorrow morning on

The winners get to download and use one of these highly sought badges.

To prove anyone can win Emma R is the winner, with her first entry. Well done!

“A lifetime seeking a love denied”

Mom left without saying a goodbye.

Synchwith deep

Regular Tre with:

Abandoned by fear, rescued by love.

My stories:

Pride and pain. Daughter another’s joy.

Swaddled newborn, abandoned.


Lacked Y.

Unfortunately Real Momma ramblings just missed out on 9pm deadline for inclusion in vote with story:

She’ll never know what really happened.

Runners up

History unknown. Future unknowable. Everything possible

Sarah Ann

Atlantic fishing, caught one at last!

Peter’s pondering

Howls at moon with new family.


The foundlings were lost; caged collateral.


Twins wrapped in rags and love


Unanswered questions followed my whole life.


Who am I? Still haunts me!

Abandoned. Picked up. Swaddled with love.

The final story picked by Piyali.

Well done all and thank you for taking part.

Vote for 6wordstory until 9pm Friday 6th July


I left the prompt FOUNDLINGS ON Saturday. I think it is a fascinating subject, but difficult to summaries in 6 words. However, lots of you have as usual come up trumps!

To vote for your favourite 3, click on the poll below. Please feel free to vote regardless of whether you have entered.

Roll of honour



*There is no prize except one of Nicola’s glorious badges!


I will announce the winner at the end of the 90 minutes of Belgium vs Brazil match.