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Six Sentence Stories #2 - Dream

Welcome to Six Sentence Stories...  a place for storytellers who enjoy the challenge of keeping it short and sweet!

I've been talking with a friend about how much we enjoy writing flash fiction - micro-fiction - call it what you want... short stories that tell a tale in just a few sentences.  There are a few blog hops like this, but I want a place that includes a sense of community, interaction, and encouragement - where everyone will feel welcome to join in and develop their storytelling skills. I'm also wanting to get away from stories written for purely for shock effect or sexually explicit content.  That being said, I've created a weekly writing prompt that will motivate me to work on some flash fiction, and I'd be delighted to have you join me.  Even if you've never done it before, give it a try! :-)

Early each Thursday morning I'll put up a new Six Sentence Stories post with a theme for the week, and then you'll have a week to write a six sentence story to share.  The rules to this writing prompt are simple... 1) Your post must be in story form, either fiction or non-fiction.  2) It must relate to the theme, though you don't have to use the prompt word in your story.  3) It must be a new original piece, not something borrowed or from your archives.  4) It must be exactly six sentences long, using standard sentence structure. In other words, stringing one sentence on forever and ever is probably not in best form.  5) The link you add must go directly to your 6SS post.  6) Somewhere on your post you must provide a link to Six Sentence Stories.  It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just a text or logo link at the end of your story will be fine.  Posts that fail to adhere to these rules will be deleted from the link list out of fairness to those that do.

If you're curious to know next week's prompt ahead of time, it will usually be posted on the 6SS tab at the top of my blog by Monday.

Please take time to visit as many of the other Six Sentence Stories participants as possible by the end of the week, we all love feedback on our efforts!  Feel free to email me at jts.2000@yahoo.com if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Our 6SS theme - for the Week of August 22 - 28 is: "dream" 
Put your thinking cap on and have some fun!


11 comments:

  1. I apologize for this post showing up late. I "cleverly" scheduled the post time for 12PM instead of 12AM and didn't catch it until I saw that the post wasn't up this morning! At any rate, I hope everyone is ready to give 6SS a try this week, I'm eager to see what you can do with "dream"! - Josie

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    1. that make me your friend. right there --that is all I need! :)

      jean

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    2. Thanks Jean, if you are feeling comfortable with someone who is pretty good at doing things in haste... and creating issues like non-appearing blog posts because of it, you've definitely come to the right place! Despite my best intentions, I have a talent for complicating the simplest things! Glad to have you joining us!
      :-))

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  2. Thank you, Josie. This story came to me immediately when I saw the prompt. I dedicated it to the one it is about.

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    1. Good morning Annie! I'm sorry that I left you waiting for the 6SS post. I'm headed off to go read what you've written before I leave for work. :-)

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    2. I was first! Thanks, it is worth the wait!

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  3. I love the idea of short and sweet. Thanks for getting this underway!

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    1. It really is a fun challenge to try to write something in just six sentences... especially for me, I love to ramble on! :-) I look forward to reading your six sentence post too, headed that way now!

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    2. I got that problem sorted out, Josie. Thanks for your patience! I look forward to hearing what you think.

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  4. I wish I could be the next link on the list, I have been over thinking the word dream for two days now, I think I'll just wait till next week now. Glad I found this site (through Zoe), I'm off to visit a few of the others now

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    1. Hi Ida! It is not too late to add your story if you would like to, I'd be happy to see what you write! The prompt for next week is already up on the 6SS at the top of my page, so you can start thinking ahead on that one too. We'll be glad to have you join us! :-)

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