May is Short Story Month.
I LOVE this because we can explore different types of short stories, markets, and technique. Hold onto your hat…short story may-hem is coming. lol…
Our first stab at a short story is The Six Word Story which is a form of flash fiction (we’ll work on that in another May blog).
The most famous six word story I know of is this:
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Only six words but a complete story. According to Wikipedia this poem is often attributed to Ernest Hemingway but never substantiated.
This idea to offer this opportunity to write together and share our stories came from a fellow blogger, Pooja, who sometimes posts a prompt picture for a six word story. Click here to check out her blog Lifesfinewhine.
The six word story is fun and challenging.
It gets you thinking and I really enjoy the exercise.
So, I’d like to introduce you all, to the six-word story.
The rules are simple.
Study the picture and write a six word story that goes with the picture. It can be obscure, literal, emotional, blue–whatever you see, feel, or are inspired to write. It’s for everyone to enjoy.
My Story: Tripping. Pulling. Life’s bumpy road ahead.
Leave your six word story in the comments below. I can’t wait to see them.
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44 thoughts on “Write a Six Word Story #1! No Experience Necessary”
My dream is now my life.
Love it!! Thanks Ron.
I knew then, it was him.
Yes! I can see that! Thanks for commenting Dalen.
New adventures. Life’s greatest joy awaits.
Hi Julie! I so love the positivity in your story. Thanks for doing that. So appreciated. Lots of fun. xo
Creating their story, step by step
Oh Melissa! I love it. Well done. Thanks for stopping by. xo
With hands clasped we were unstoppable.
Hi Connie. This is awesome. Such movement. Thanks so much for stopping by. it’s so appreciated. xo
Lots of fun! Tks for the creative nudge, dear Faye!
Necessary experience or experience necessary? Inconclusive.
”No, not here, kid.”
No, not always required.
No necessary experience is an unknown.
We’re here now, but who knows?
You think this counts?
You think we matter.
It’s a crazy world.
Hi Corine! I’m so glad you decided to come and post your responses here. You’re on fire for sure! So much fun. Thanks for popping in 🙂
He followed her, even in death.
A little sad, but I just watched a horror movie so I’m in a certain mood I guess, lol.
Hey Nikki. Welcome. Thx for stopping by. I love the wee darkness that crept in! 🧐
Come! The garden path is ahead.
Oh how lovely! Thank you so much for sharing.
What lay beyond the blue streets?
I love it and I too wonder…. Thanks for stopping by and playing mary grace. xo
Please, Take me away from here.
Hey Damien! Perfect story. Thanks for commenting.
Thanks for the shoutout and loved your six word story! Here’s mine:
Hand in hand we found happiness.
Ah, thanks Pooja. That’s so positive in spirit. I love it. xo
Shall we walk this path together?
Hi Sheri! I love this. It has movement and emotion. Great job.
Thank you, that’s such a nice thing to say! 😊🌹
you’re very welcome Sheri.
Hurry up the shops are closing
lol…I love it. so light and oh so real! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I so appreciate it.
But the travel agent clearly said…
Lol….Too funny! You may need a new travel agent. I can actually see you standing there, all wide-eyed and stunned…but…but… lol xoxo
you + your mind; a powerful duo
Thank you. This is awesome.
The prison gate is open. Freedom?
Jim! This is great. It does look like someone’s looking on from a prison…Thanks so much for commenting.
Into the blue with you. Go.