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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