Six Sentence Stories #6 - Rough

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 if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Our 6SS theme - for the Week of Sept. 19th - 25th is: "rough"

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  1. I've a doctors appointment today for an upper GI. I'm not looking forward to that and I'm feeling a bit rough about it. Bugger.

    Have a terrific day. Hugs. ☺

    1. Look, you've already got three sentences about rough, half done! Come back tomorrow and finish the tale of how it went! :-) I've had those done too, Sandee, it will be over very quickly and you won't even remember it. Hugs and prayers coming your way. XOXO, Josie


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