And the Winner of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge is…

Well done everyone who wrote stories. You may need to keep those history thinking caps on a little longer ….the next prompt is scheduled to publish at 9am.

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20181102_181018-1701421669.jpg Bonfire Night at the Kirstwrites ranch

Welcome to a late night announcement of the results of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge poll. The prompt this week was ‘history’ and as usual we had some fantastic stories – well done everyone! And apologies for the delay in posting the results, but I’ve been busy this evening getting in some early Bonfire Night celebrations in the back garden. Officially it’s not until Monday, but we won’t be here then – moving out for a couple of weeks while the kitchen is being gutted and replaced. So tonight we had a bonfire, sparklers and pizza in the back garden – I’m feeling rather proud of my fire building skills!

But without further ado, let’s announce the winners of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge:

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October September Summary

Books

As part of Victober read Dracula 🧛‍♂️

Victober: Dracula 🧛‍♂️ (no spoilers)

Elizabeth’s lists by Lulah Ellender on the surface a tribute to the author’s Grandmother and her life before, during and after 2nd world war. Also gave an insight into the author dealing with the demise of her Mother due to cancer, in parallel to writing the book.

Other

Watched a whole royal wedding for the the first time.

Princess 👸 Day

Q and A with Jodi Piccoult. Learnt been pronouncing her surname wrong for years!

Vote Now for the Winner of this week’s #SixWordStoryChallenge

It is voting time! Please all feel free to vote. Follow link below to Kirsty’s blog.

I went for a story, to Mark 100years of the first women in the UK being able to vote 🗳. I have left it mysterious who it is, at which timepoint, the perspective is from (nothing to do with not having enough enough words to elaborate!). When I was thinking about it, I saw symmetries between females being defined by two X chromosomes, voting by marking a cross and have tried to create a image showing this on Wonderwall360 instragram.

What do you think about absence of the roll of honour – see Kirsty’s next post for more information.

kirstwrites

It’s time to vote to decide the winner of the Six Word Story Challenge!

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Victober: Prime minsters during Queen Victoria’s reign based upon Gimson’s Prime Minsters Part 2

#victober

There were so many prime ministers during Queen Victoria’s regiments I have split the list in two. To make it more confusi ng, several prime ministers had more than one spell as prime minister. All the comings and goings are detailed in Gimson’s book, which I have picked some highlights from in my posts about each pri.e minister, but there is lots more in the book! There is also a similar book about King’s and Queens by Gimson.

 

For part 1 see:

Victober: Prime minsters during Queen Victoria’s reign based upon Gimson’s Prime Minsters Part 1

The next prime ministers:

Gimson Prime Ministers: Robert Peel

Gimson’s Prime ministers: Lord John Russell

Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Earl of Derby

Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Earl of Derby

Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Earl of Abeerden

Gimson Prime Ministers: Lord Palmerston

Gimson’s Prime Minister’: Benjamin Disraeli

Gimson’s Prime Minister’s: William Gladstone

Gimson Prime Ministers: Marquess of Sailsbury

 

Gimson Prime Ministers: Marquess of Sailsbury

Lived 1830 – 1903

Prime Minister 1885 – 1886, 1886-1892 and 1895-1902

Sailsbury was the last prime minster to date to accumulate 14years as prime minister (over three spells). Towards the end of his third spell in 1901 Queen Victoria died. She was suceeeded by her son Edward VIII, was he was in position, in 1902 Sailsbury resigned and handed over to his nephew Balfour.

Gimson’s Prime Minister’s: William Gladstone

Lived 1809-1898

Prime minister 1868-74, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-94

Gladstone had 4 spells as Prime Minister, the last being when he was 82years old. Amongst his reforms, Gladstone introduced universal education up to the age of 13years.

Queen Victoria did not like the way he addressed her as if in a public meeting. She was not happy that her son the future King Edward VIII, was a pall bearers when Gladstone died from cancer, a year after he retired from his final spell as Prime Minister.

#SixWordStoryChallenge: 27th October

Kirsty has written a story that fits last week’s theme of Grandmother and her prompt this week of HISTORY. Follow the link to read her story. I have been doing Victober; can I come up with a Victorian 6 word story. Perhaps about the Grandmother of 40; Queen Victoria hereself. Or something else?

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Challenge open Saturday 27th October 2018 – Thursday 1st November 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 (or thereabouts) GMT, either on this site or that of fellow blogger Wonderwall. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to plot a story on that subject… in just six words.

So last week’s theme from Wonderwall was ‘grandmother’, which I didn’t get round to entering. But in the last week I’ve written a #FridayFictioneers 100 word story set in a museum. And on a similar theme, ‘bones’ is the prompt for this week’s #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday (which is another great prompt you should really check out – AFTER you’ve written your six word story, obviously). So with grandmothers, museums and bones… it’s all pointing to this week’s prompt being:

History

And here’s…

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