Voting Time 6wordstory prompt: GRANDMOTHER

Featured Image -- 10734This week’s prompt was GRANDMOTHER. There were a spectrum of different types of Grandmas in the short stories entered. play all vote for your favourite 3 in the poll which closes at 9pm Friday 26th October.
This week’s roll of honour

6word story challenge: enter up until 9pm GMT Thursday 25th October

Loved the Princess stories, I think it is a word that can imply lots of others. Another similar word in that sense is Grandmother; it is often used in newspapers as short hand for female, of certain age with children and grandchildren. What can you do with prompt:


Use it with 5 other words or consider it a title and pick 6 of your own words to tell a story. It can be done! See some tips here!

Words that speak volumes

My attempt:

45year old clubbing with Granddaughter.

All are welcome to take part in writing stories or voting for them,which occurs each week between 9pm Thursday and 9pm Friday. If you are new to the challenge here is some more information.

Further information

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.


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.


  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.

The 6 word story winners Prompt: Princess


Well done all writers.

Knighthoods (badges) this week have been conferred as follows.

‘Off with their heads!’ Ordered princess 👸

By Sherya

Ruled men’s heart 💓 ; until midnight struck.

Check out the illlustation that went with the story.


Dark Netizen

Tiara 👸 by day; cowl by night.



Words that speak volumes #6week stories

How many newspaper headlines and articles, say Grandmother or Grandfather. It is a lot less words than saying 65year old woman with two grown up daughters and 4 grandchildren. Yet is still tells you gender, gives an indication of age and tells you she is a Mother. Often it is used to emotively to suggest vulnerability.

Similarly Princess as six week stories for that prompt have shown, can imply femininity, status, power, diva like behaviour… Yet if you talk about princesses from yesterday which are you talking about if say:

Princess was not a Mother of a princess?

It could be any from toddler Princess Charlotte to Princess Anne who chose not to accept titles for her children.

Princess can imply youth and Grandmother age yet, both words can describe Grandmother Princess Anne.

Using words not typically associated can create extra layers for Princess was enjoying HIS birthday.


Words that reference literature can be used as shorthand for other words. During princess week, have had stories referencing Princess and the pea and Cinderella. Or if say forlorn Romeo – what do you assume he is sad about? The prompt for the coming week is superstition, words like black cat and thirteen are words in that context that can be used as short hand. If you can come up with a 6 week story for SUPERSTITION, pop over to Kirsty’s blog to submit it.


Voting for 6 word story prompt: Princess open until noon Saturday 13th October

Here is the poll. All welcome to make the tough decision between the fantastic stories. Please choose favourite three.