Six Word Stories: The Challenge, No. 3.

It’s been another phenomenal week for posts again, with entries numbering in the dozens once more. Once again, all the entries have been a seriously high quality, and I’m consistently amazed by how much can be done in six words, so congratulations to everyone who entered.

Somebody has to win though, so without further ado, here are this week’s honorary mentions, in no particular order, writing on passion.

Best friends… Then their eyes locked. (Kat Myrman)

Even He couldn’t keep them apart. (Ruminations of an Overthinker)

Passion played; emotion did not stay. (Of Opinions)

And this week’s winner:

His obsession. Her mistake. Their funeral. (Sometimes Stellar Storyteller)

So there you have it, another week’s challenge concluded. Moving on to this week’s challenge, there have been some comments that, since I have to manually approve all ping backs, there are better ways to gather links.

As such I’m going to attempt to insert an InLinkz depository at the bottom of this post where you should be ble to leave links to the post. Please also link to the challenge so I get a ping back as well, just in case, technologically inept as I am, I can’t make it work, but hopefully it should be an easier place to gather and read everyone’s entries.

With all that in mind, the theme for this week’s story has come out as the rather ominous MURDER. You can find my entry below.


Smiling dutifully, she poisoned his coffee.

Six Word Stories: The Challenge, No. 2

Hello everyone out there, and happy Sunday.

Let’s get straight down to business! As it turns out, the response to my first Six Word Story Challenge was absolutely phenomenal. Expecting to get perhaps ten responses or so, I ended up with over 60, which is astonishing, so thanks for surprising me so pleasantly. I promised to pick a favourite and a runner-up, but given the number of responses I can’t possibly do less than pick three runners-up and a favourite, there are just too many great ones! Even with expanding the list, there are still loads that I loved that I’ve had to leave out, so please don’t be discouraged if your story doesn’t appear here this week!

So without further ado, here are my favourite six word stories about Loss from last week, first the runners up:

Today would have been his birthday. (Sometimes Stellar Storyteller)

And we were strangers; once more (TheAnonymouSTalker)

She’ll be three days old. Forever. (SantoshWriter)

And my favourite:

Our shadows stayed where we didn’t. (HumaAq)

The past dealt with, let’s look to the present. I’ve reached into my bag of tricks and the theme of this week’s story is PASSION. Don’t forget, if you want to participate, link back to this page specifically rather than my blog in general as I don’t get a ping back if you link to my home page. Without further time wasting then, here’s my effort for this week.


Years of longing later, they reunited.

Six Word Stories: Fancy a challenge?

So, I’ve been writing these six word stories for a while now, and I find them really intriguing and helpful for focussing my mind on longer form stuff. From what I’ve noticed, some of the people that read my blog also find these interesting so I thought I’d like to instigate a little challenge for all you people out there who’ve always wanted to try the form but never known when to begin.

We’ll see how it works for the first week and whether enough people want to participate in it for me to continue doing it every week, but the basic plan is thus. Each Sunday I’ll post some form of prompt word, either an emotion or a word to include in the story, you can interpret it however you want. You’ll then have until the following Friday to write a six-word story based on my prompt. Don’t forget to ping back/ link to this page to make sure I get to read them all.

Then, once I’ve had a chance to read all your lovely work, I’ll pick my favourite and a runner-up and link them in the post where I set the next challenge. If you’re interested in this/ know anyone who might be interested please do share it around, because obviously the more submissions we get and the more social it gets the better!

So, without further ado, let’s set the challenge this week. I thought we’d start with a fairly broad one, so the theme for this week’s submission is LOSS. You can interpret that however you want, but you can find my own example below. Feel free to include images if you feel they help the story, but I’ll be grading on the words alone so don’t feel obliged to. Looking forward to reading lots of great stories, as I say, please do share with anyone you think might be interested!


Sometimes he still heard her voice.