Six Sentence Stories #21 - Remember

Six Sentence Stories
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 and non-fiction... 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 non-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 be posted on the 6SS tab at the top of my blog along with being announced in a special blog post on Saturday.

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 Jan. 9th - 15th is: "remember"


  1. Life has been way too busy lately; and not in a good way. At least I made it here today. Thanks.

  2. Hi Josie! Thank you for becoming my newest follower! I will "officially" thank you on my next blog post! :)
    I saw this meme on McGuffy's blog and will try to write something for it. I used to LOVE doing flash fiction like this. One was called Micro Fiction Monday, but it hasn't been around for a couple of years, I think. I'll definitely be back!!

    1. Hi Becky! I'd love to have you write for 6SS. For me it's a real challenge, and I've discovered that flash fiction can be great fun, though my piece for this week was an alternative approach. I'll be watching for your future blog posts and have your new book on my reading list, I love reading non-fiction, always have preferred it, real life is interesting stuff! :-)


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