Six word stories

I read a post about six word stories earlier. It was fascinating.

Years ago I devised and ran a journalism course for over-achieving primary school children.

I ran it for a couple of years and one of the things I would do is get the kids to write their favourite fairy stories in 200 words … then 100, then 50 and finally in one sentence.

But six words, now that really is a challenge.

So here we go:

I sprinted, the crowd cheered. Gold!

……………………………………………………………….

Dead calm, hot, parched, only sea.

………………………………………………………………..

A needle, blood, tea and biscuits.

……………………………………………………………….

Ferocious barking and paperboy cycles away.

……………………………………………………………….

Coffin, flag, tearful relatives, Last Post.

……………………………………………………………….

Engagement ring for sale, unwanted gift.

Hehe, interesting challenge.

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9 comments
    • Brilliant James Thanks for entering into the spirit of things :)

  1. Fun!

    Drenched in longing, her heart stops

    ***

    Screeching tires, mangled metal, lover gone

    ***

    There sits a parakeet, her only friend

    ***

    Brushed with achievement, she smiles, finally.

    • Ha :) I love those. It’s quite good fun isn’t it :)

      • It is!

  2. Firstly (yeah I know not a word-creative license) you are an excellent writer with excellent writing skills, Secondly, write! Thirdly, I am seriously jealous! The Shepard’s pie looks incredibly delicious, I swear I could smell it clean over here Dory. :)

    • Haha, it was delicious :) and thank you Penny for your constant encouragement. It is much appreciated.

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