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Six on the Sixth – May

It’s not the sixth, but this challenge is open all month! Yay!

Adam Ickes provides six prompt words and the goal is to write little six word “stories”. We don’t need to use all the prompt words.

I’ve actually done two this month because in the first one I’ve stretched the rules to breaking point. I’ve used the six words but not in six sentences as such. However, I’ve broken it into six lines of six words each. My second offeringΒ is more in keeping with the rules, I think.

To read other people’s submissions, click on Bracken (the little blue froggy). I named him during Friday Fictioneers yesterday and I’m hoping it will catch on, as little blue froggy works so hard to link up our stories and he deserves a name.

The six prompt words Adam has suggested for this month are:



Rainbows danced crazily through his head.
He drank deeply from his flask,
fuelling the war raging within him.
A tiny part of him asked
Am I going insane? The answer,
“Course not, I’m in the pink!”

Okay, the last line was a bit rubbish, but what am I supposed to do with “pink”?

Beautiful bands of crazily coruscating colour.

Chicken soup, still warm, sustained him.

Tinker tailor soldier sailor. All dead.

Man mountain. Friends called him Tiny.

Wibble wibble hatstand flying cows ptang!

Noooo! My best shirt! Laundry accident.

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  1. NotAPunkRocker
    May 16, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I think you got pink in there just fine, though pink elephants would have also worked.


    • May 16, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      I did worry the phrase “in the pink” wasn’t “international” πŸ™‚
      I’m sure the poor chap is seeing plenty of pink elephants.


      • NotAPunkRocker
        May 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        Exactly! πŸ™‚


  2. May 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Your “insane” was the best πŸ™‚ I think I relate!


    • May 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      It was surprisingly hard to do that one πŸ˜‰


  3. merbear74
    May 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I love your little antidotes. πŸ™‚


  4. May 17, 2014 at 12:42 am

    “Insane” speaks to me. Should I be worried? Must I now consult a psychiatrist?


    • May 17, 2014 at 4:44 am

      Only if the six words made actual sense…


  5. May 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

    “Insane” – heck, that’s my usual conversation after a bottle of Bulgarian white…. πŸ˜‰


  6. May 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

    So Pink showed up after all… πŸ˜€ Pawkiss πŸ™‚


  7. May 19, 2014 at 7:56 am

    These are great – my favourites were pink and tiny. Very very clever.


    • May 19, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Thanks! “Pink” almost would have worked as a Haiku.


  8. May 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Wow, well done. I liked ‘War’, ‘Insane’ & ‘Pink’ best


    • May 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

      It’s surprising how many people identify with “insane” πŸ™‚


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