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What is Six Letter Challenge?

Six Letter Challenge is a weekly challenge posted on Wednesdays. You will be given a word such as "FAMILY" and you have to create a six word story using the letters in FAMILY to start each word. The example is from farmowls-icewolf-inc is as follows:

F  ather
A  nd
M other
L  ove
Y  ou

While not required, the best six word story will relate to the seed word in some way. In the example, the story relates to the seed word because father and mothers are part of families. Of course, the relation can be a little stretched or not even be there at all. It's all up to you.

Currently, we are limiting entries to one entry per person, but if there are further requests we may increase the limit both here and on Weekly Spontaneity.

Last Week's Winners:

Written by VivaFariy:

Written by deVere:
Soon... Unavoidable Night! Stars Echo Timelessly.

Written by Amarantheans:

This week's word is:


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Welcome to SixWordStories!

A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.

As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!

We will leave you with a thought and conclude this introduction with a well known six word story by Hemingway: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

What does that tell you?

Submit Your Pieces!
Workshops!: #1: Parts I | #2: Implicit Stories I | #3: Questions I | #4: Descriptions, Writer's Piece 1, Writer's Piece 2, Progression, Backward Progression

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Past Contest - Opposites
Past Contest Submissions 2013
Past Contest - "Around the World in 80 Days"
Past Contest Submissions 2010
Past Seven Deadly Sins Project


Six Word Stories ICON by Michio11


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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Thanks thank u Cool 
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sleepingleo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for mentioning my story for Week 187!
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CuteCat213 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Curious if this soon-to-be story still technically applies within the rules (since I couldn't find anything pertaining to punctuation being counted as words).

"I am--"
"...Am so."
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