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Six Sentence Stories #3 - Silence

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 like, you can also grab the Inlinkz code below and paste it to the bottom of the html for your post, which will add the list of links to your post. This helps to increase awareness of Six Sentence Stories, and makes it easy for you to check the other linked up posts!

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 Aug. 29 - Sept. 4 is: "silence" 
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8 comments:

  1. Writing is so very difficult for me. Such a challenge. I'm impressed with those who can weave a fabulous story together.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

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    1. You are much better at writing than you give yourself credit for, Sandee! They say that good writing comes from writing what you know. Most of my stories have at least some element of myself weaved in, or at least some emotion I can connect with. I appreciate you stopping by to read. Be brave and tell us another story sometime, I really liked the things you've written before! :-)

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  2. Im linked! I had to think about this for quite a long time and then it just came :-)

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    1. Yay,Jess! I am often that way too, I toss around ideas in my head for a day or two, and once I hit on something that inspires me it becomes very easy to write.

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  3. I am sorry I am late, but "life happens". Bill was home for a few days, and then storms took out my power. I was torn between stories, and this one just fit. Thanks for a place to share it.

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    1. This one is well worth waiting for, Annie. I am glad your power is now restored, I missed you!

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  4. This was a hard one...but I did it!

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    1. So glad to see you joining us... heading off to read your story now!

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)