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We are going to post something to spark those creative minds, be it a deviation, a quote, a song, or something else completely, and your purpose is to write a six word story. Perhaps the piece will provoke thought, inspire you, or evoke a particular response out of you. Whatever you write, it must be six words only (or rather, original guidelines apply) and you can write whatever you like as long as it is a response to the material we post.

Some Guidelines:

:bulletblue: Please post all six word stories here, in this blog.
:bulletblue: Only one six word story, per person, should be posted.

Last week, six word stories were based on this:

There were many, many fantastic stories, but the one we will place is written by PoniesAndWho:

"Mother: "Well?"
"Not what I meant."

Some other awesome stories were:

Tobaeus's "Limited seating. Tough crowd. Unforgettable experience."

sonicinterface's "...should've read the flyer more carefully."

Because-Im-Me's "Rock concert: about to get stoned."

This week, we would like you to write a six word story based on this:


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask us here! Additionally, if you have any suggestions for future material that we can use, send us a note!

Now post those stories here and let's see what you've come up with! :la:

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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?


:star: April Freestyle :star:
Two deviations, per month

:star: Other Languages? :star:
One deviation, per month
-> Submission Folder <-

Versicolor Project
14th April - 27th April
:spotlight-right: Prompt: "Mahogany Red" :spotlight-left:
-> Submission Folder <-

10th - 24th April
:spotlight-right: Theme: "Imagination" :spotlight-left:
-> Submission Folder <-

:spotlight-left: Word: "Work" :spotlight-right:
-> Submission Folder <-

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Can I join please? I have something for Mahogany Red
(sorry I thought I'd sent the request already)
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That1PersonUForgot Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Where do I submit to if what I'd like to submit is not for a prompt? :)
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Why don't you set up a workshop explaining how to write a good story for this group? I'm having a lot of trouble with statements v.s. stories and no one I know can really help my edit these stories.
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Phan5everx2 Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can't seem to submit to the March freestyle folder? it's saying "submission would exceed the per folder limit of 2 deviations every 30 days"? 
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Would it be possible to submit prompts? Also, if I can, what kind of prompts do you accept (words, picture, song, sound, etc.)?

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