#6wordstory on instragram

I have shared some pictures from instragram in my story. Hope I credited people for their pictures correctly (instragram newbie)

I also wrote another 6 word story.

To enter a 6 word story in this week’s challenge for prompt FOUNDLING, see the following post:


For my instragram story see:


#6WordStory Challenge Open Saturday 30June – Thursday 5th July

Challenge open Saturday 30June 2018 – Thursday 5th July 2018.

Welcome to the Six Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT either here or on KirstyWrites.

And…. drumroll…. This week’s prompt is:


About the prompt

I’m thinking of Foundling as in baby abandoned shortly after birth but, you can interpret differently if you like.

I think, it is a rich topic for stories. I have been and will share more reblogs of post related to the subject foundlings. However, the problem is condensing such a complicated situation into 6 words, as I found. So good luck with this tricky one!

My attempt

Pride and pain. Daughter another’s joy.


How does it work?

1. Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9pm (GMT)

2. Like, comment & engage with other authors

3. Come back on Thursday to vote for your favourite

4. Bask in glory if you’re a winner.

Never tried microfiction before?

Never fear, help is at hand. Click through to this post, on challenge founder Nicola Auckland’s blog on writing the best six word stories for inspiration.

Can I share my story?

Of course you can! Tell your story and inspire others to have a go.

Write a blog post, send me a pingback and share on social media.

Use any of these hashtags #SixWordStoryChallenge #6words #sixwordstory #microfiction #flashfiction #fiction #amwriting

How is the winner chosen?

I close entry to the Six Word Story Challenge on Thursday at 9pm. I open a poll at 10pm 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!

#6WordStory #30DaysWild WINNERS

Thank you all for your stories and voting. The winners get to download and use one of these highly prized badges for their blog.

Sheryl for

“Humans photographed us again.”

Tre for

On the pride’s menu: antelope– delicious!

Covert novalist for:



“Get the camera, dear.”

My story: Shy badger, wears mask across eyes.

The runners up in no particular order.

Badgers rebelled, attacked politicians. Weapon? Goalposts!

Night Safari-Wildlife Out, People In!

It’s alive! I saw it move!

Did you pass that human? Take laxatives

Father to ten, all different mothers!

The asphalt covered my nut stores

Crows knew. We wished we did.

Birth, school, university, parties, parties, death

There will be a new prompt published tomorrow by Kirstywrites.

Vote now for 6 word story for prompt: Wildlife #6WordStory #30dayswild

All welcome to vote regardless of whether entered.

Please vote for 3 stories, by clicking on the poll below.

I will close the poll at 9.30pm GMT 22 June.

Roll of honour:


Sheryl at Biaatlas

Sarah Anne at https://sarahannhall.wordpress.com/about/

Grace Middlemass – e-mail entry

Tre at https://acorneredgurl.com

SyncWithDeep at https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com

Covert Novalist at http://www.covertnovelist.com

My forever77 at https://myforever.blog

Ampycom at https://ampycom.wordpress.com

Peter’s Ponderings at https://pollymermaid.wordpress.com

Frank Hubany at https://frankhubeny.blog

Winners 6 word Story Prompt: Journey #6WordStory

Last Saturday I left you with the prompt; Journey.

Today Kirsty has provided the prompt Magic.

Follow this link for this week’s prompt and to enter; I have entered:


As usual, you’ve been voting for your winner for 24hrs and the winners of this week’s Six Word Story challenge are:

Third place goes to Tre.

Love’s spell showed her the way.

Second place goes to Kirsty.

Troubles forgotten. Engine running. Sunshine ahead!

1st places goes to Sarah Ann.

Packed and ready.Telegram prevented voyage.

The winners get to download and use one of these highly prized badges for their blog.

As always, thank you for taking part.

Vote now for winner of this week’s short story. Prompt: Journey – I have inserted poll again!!!

Click on take poll regardless of whether entered, to be taken on a journey by this week’s writers.

Please vote for 3 stories.

I will close the poll at 9pm GMT 8th June.

Roll of honour:


Sheryl at Biaatlas

priyanka2v9 at randomthoughtsscribbled.wordpress.com


Sarah Anne at https://sarahannhall.wordpress.com/about/

A reblog from Simply Steller to help write 6 word stories.

For some, this type of micro fiction is a familiar concept even if their stories had never been released into the world. For others, the discovery of my challenge is a new and exciting way to practice the art of condensing a plot and theme to just six words.

‘Just six words? Is that even possible?’ is a question I get asked quite often and my answer is always a resounding ‘yes!’. I also get a number of detractors who will argue that six words is not a story at all, it is a sentence, a construct, an idea. If you are one of them, let me see if I can convince you otherwise.

The perfect start to any story of evolution is generally the beginning, in this case, the origin of the six word story. It’s a tale oft recounted that the originator of the six word story medium was Ernest Hemingway. He is said to have offered his table of writerly compatriots a wager of ten dollars each that he could write a fully crafted story in just six words. They readily accepted his bet so with the pot having been thus assembled, Hemingway wrote the now famous six word story on his napkin:

The story goes that his companions could not deny he had written a fully formed story and Hemingway collected his winnings. Now, there is some debate as to whether this is any more than urban legend since there are several sources of similarly themed tales, albeit of more than Hemingway’s six words, but whether substantiated or not, it’s still a good yarn.

Other famous authors and novelists have turned to six word stories over their careers, here’s a selection:

Mind what gap … … …?   Hillary Mantel

Megan’s baby: John’s surname, Jim’s eyes.   Simon Armitage

Served the pie, watched him die.   Maggie O’Farrell

The pillow smelled like my brother.   Patrick Neate

Funeral followed honeymoon. He was 90.   Graham Swift

So what makes a good six word story? I have given this much thought and I shall let you into the secret of what I think goes into creating the stories that really reach inside your head, grab your imagination by the scruff of the neck and lead it to the promised land.

1 Be concise. Be precise. 

Be concise – Every word counts when you’ve only got six words to get your plot, theme, conflict and characters across! Don’t use three words where one will do the job. There’s no room for verbosity, connectives or adverbs in these stories. Write a longer story, choose the best six words and put them in the best order.

Be precise – writing micro fiction is great for writers who need to practice selecting words to pack a punch. Just like in your longer prose, don’t use ‘tree’, use Oak, Cedar or Pine. Use words that promote your theme, onomatopoeia is your friend, as are contractions, homophones, double entendres and any manner of linguistic magic tricks you can lay your hands on. Your job is to create a picture in your reader’s mind, choose your words wisely.

2. Promote Participation