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Six on the Sixth – April

Not content with trying to cram a whole story into 100 words, I’ve decided to have a go at Adam Ickes’ “Six on the Sixth” prompt. The idea is to write between one and ten six word stories. Adam provides prompt words, which we don’t need to use – it’s all quite flexible really.

It’s six words on the sixth of the month – and it’s the twelfth today! Will the madness never end? If it’s the twelfth, do I get twelve words? Just checking… no, apparently I don’t.

There is a link-up so you can read all the other contributions – just click on the little blue froggy below. It’s amazing what people manage to fit into just six words!

For my first go I’ve decided to use each of the six prompt words as themes for my stories. Here goes!

Weather
Picnic’s promise stolen by Heaven’s tears.

Fire
Blindfold damp with tears. “Ready, aim…”

Pain
A careless step. Toe meets wall.

Pleasure
Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla (with sprinkles).

Ink
Head to toe, the tattooed man.

Purple
Blue and red – a winning combination!

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    April 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I may have to check this challenge out. Well done!

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    • April 12, 2014 at 10:52 am

      I kept meaning to try it and finally got around to it. Some people even manage to use the prompt words to write whole stories! I might try that next month.

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  2. April 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I loved your story for pain. It made my foot ache with sympathy.

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    • April 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      I thought of all types of pain, then I went with good old-fashioned stubbing your toe.

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  3. April 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    there with the toe…. ouch! (all good, this challenge looks seriously like your element ) Up there in the sky with heaven’s tears! wowy

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    • April 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      The good old toe-stub. I figured everyone could relate!
      I’m glad you enjoyed my – “micro-flash fiction” would it be called? 🙂

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  4. April 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I think you did a fantastic job. Your stories are quite poetic.

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  5. April 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    What a great idea. I saw the one by Ernest Hemmingway in one of the Daily Post’s, Posts. I should have a go. Weather, Fire & Pain are my favourite 3. Pain was brilliant 🙂

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    • April 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      I thought everyone could relate to a stubbed toe 🙂
      Give it a go, it’s quite fun!

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  6. April 14, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Tattooed Man, a Roddenberry story?

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    • April 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Maybe. No sign of such a story on Google though.

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