What’s the most you can say with just one word? Can you tell a story with 6 words?

If a picture can tell a thousand words, because of what it evokes how many words and a dash of imagination is needed to tell a story? 

The right 6 words can tell a story. Hemmingway proved that ( see reblogged artice) Yes, it does not tell you everything and can be interpreted different ways; has a baby died? Or were shoes born for a perspective baby that was never conceived? Or were the shoes bought and tucked away and forgotten about them remembered when they were too small for the baby. But being able to have your own theories adds to the fun of reading.

Maybe sometimes a picture is needed to help tell the story. On it’s own what does ‘Some see weeds, some see wishes’ conjure in the mind?

Can a story be told in less then 6 words? In my head when I think along these lines I start singing ‘What’s the most you can say in just one word’ I think perhaps I’m paraphrasing Bryan Adam’s inside out where the actual lyric is ‘What’s the most you have said in just one word?’ Perhaps the first time a story is told, it needs more words but, once you know the story it can be condensed down; like the article reblogged talks, about summarising films in 6 words; once watched. Or a commedian can condense a story down, so that it becomes a catchphrase. After seeing Rhod Gilbert’s talk a few times about duvet tog ratings then if I was with him; just him saying tog would have me laughing.  Similar people close , can tell an in joke with very few words. Or lovers can tell a say so much, in brief texts and some imagination!

With the picture is more said here than above? Thank you, Small town rambler for the phrase. 


Once you know the context, you can bring the picture up yourself and just the 6 words are enough.

So that’s stories, how many words does a song need….

Songs with few words

Finally the article with examples  of 6 word stories and tips how to write them.

6 words
Source: Have You Entered The Six Word Story Challenge?

Celebrating National Fish and Chip Day 2nd June


I had fishcake and chips.

What your choice of fish and chips says

A Yorkshire fishcake. In other parts of the country fishcakes consist of  mashed potatoe mixed with flaked fish in either breadcrumbs or batter. In Yorkshire they do not consider this to be a fishcake; they call that a rissole. A Yorkshire fishcake is a thin slice of fish between, two slices of potatoe then battered.

I also bought mushy peas from local fish and chip shop. Mushy peas are more popular in north of England then the south.

I had plenty of vinegar on for tang. As I have Belgium 🇧🇪 heritage, I like mayonnaise with chips. I sometimes have tartare sauce with fish and chips but, I did not have any in stock today.

Lincoln: In addition to 60 knights and a gold post box; there is sculpture, swans, ducks, bridges and barons.

IMG_8617IMG_8636IMG_8521IMG_8517Lincoln knights 1 of 7: The history bit from exactly 800 years ago


Following the knights trial revealed sights, I had never seen before in Lincoln.



A duck 🦆 out and about


Newport arch

A little house built into arch

A swan and her cygnet and a bridge

A bridge with the slogan ‘Where have you been’

The black and white building is a restaurant. I knocked my first wobbly tooth out there, eating fish fingers and swallowed it.


The back of the building above, where I lost my first tooth.IMG_8644

In 2015, Lincoln had a similar trial of batons. I saw one of the full sized sculptures of that in the Minerva building of the university which now has a bronze knight as part of the knight trial. Many shops; more than I took pictures of, have miniature barons in their windows.



Lincoln knights 6 of 7 pictures 3

Large knights with their names, interspersed with pictures of mini knights in shop windows. 

Knight of Greyskull. (Think Greyskull is a He Man character)

The knight of Many Colours

Paint, print, publish and play: sponsored by Ruddocks who’s business began selling ledgers and books to students and now design and print.

The Golden knight: inspired by ancient Egyptian culture.

Knight museum: inspired by Bonnie Tyler’s song Holding out for hero’ hence some of the lyrics are on the knight.

Another knight inspired by a song: The Knight has a Thousand Eyes. The song is by Bobby Vee.

Jigsaw knight

Liberatas per Sabientiam

Pedal Power: which is inspired by the abuse Lincoln Grand Prix which is an elite cyclist event which took place on 13th May this 2017.

Lincoln knights 5 of 7: pictures 2

Large knights with their names, interspersed with pictures of mini knights in shop windows. 

Lincolnshire Spirit and Loving Embrace

This knight’s horse has a unicorn 🦄 type mane. It also has a montage of Lincolnshire countryside.

The Construction knight

Another Construction knight with slightly different name to previous; Knight of the Construction Trade.

There are two with construction themes because they are each sponsored by different construction companies.


Almost a knight of two halves. One side and head on both sides in jigsaw pieces and the other side is about community. It is sponsored by Lincolnshire coop which considers itself a community retailer (food, pharmacy, funeral services and travel services)and has been in existence 150 years with branches around Lincolnshire.

Show us what you’ve got

This design features Lincoln’s history including association with RAF, the cathedral, Lincolnshire agriculture and entertainment such as fairs.

Charter of the Forrest

Lincoln knights 3 of 7: The fundraising for emergency accommodation 

In September all the knights will be auctioned off to raise money for a homeless charity in Lincoln; Normad Trust. The Norma’s trust will use it to buy emergency accommodation.

The Normad trust has sponsored a knight called ‘Not all stories are black and white”, which is something I learnt from my daily lent contemplation posts on Homelessness.

Instead of going for grey for their, not black and white elephant; it is brightly coloured. There are some great thought provoking messages on the back of the knight.