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Six Sentence Stories - A New Writing Prompt!

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 decided to initiate 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.

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 first 6SS theme - for the Week of August 15 - 21 is: "trip" 
Put your thinking cap on and have some fun!


10 comments:

  1. Me thinks this is way to complicated for me right now. I'm having enough of a challenge with Two Shoes Tuesday.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hugs. ☺

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    1. I'm betting you could write six sentences about a trip you took with your boat, Sandee! I appreciate you stopping by! :-)

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  2. Thank you, Josie. I enjoy this kind of writing challenge. I like to be concise. Thank you for offering a great writing environment. I appreciate your efforts to create such a place!

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    1. Thanks, Annie! I am not concise by nature, as everyone knows, so this kind of writing execise is good way for me to learn to trim off some extra words and sentences! I really appreciate you joining in!!

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  3. Oh dear, another challenge for the ramble on queen. I will have to sharpen my editing skills.

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    1. If I can do it, you can do it, Patricia... brevity is clearly not my strong point, but I love making an effort to try. That's what this is all about! :-)

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  4. (I accidentally deleted this comment from Jess...)
    I'm linked! And grinning. Why I'm not sure! Perhaps I just like dropping by your place and just 'having a go' its a break from real life :-)

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    1. And I was grinning when your email popped in announcing your link up Jess! I love it when we come together to share our writing. Six Sentence Stories are a fun exercise. I agree, it's a great break from everyday life!

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