My Twisted Writer Brain…

Write a Six Word Story #1! No Experience Necessary

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.

THE PROMPT PIC
Source: Unsplash Nicolas Cool

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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21 thoughts on “Write a Six Word Story #1! No Experience Necessary”

  1. Lots of fun! Tks for the creative nudge, dear Faye!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Necessary experience or experience necessary? Inconclusive.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ”Experience necessary?”
    ”No, not here, kid.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Necessary experience?
    No, not always required.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    No necessary experience is an unknown.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We’re here now, but who knows?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You think this counts?
    It doesn’t.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You think we matter.
    We don’t.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It’s a crazy world.
    Stay sane.

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