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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!

Please support the project and the article so that more can join in on the fun! :la:

A new project will be hosted this month, the theme being: 7 Deadly Sins!. The 7 Deadly Sins have been made famous by artists, writers, and filmmakers alike.

"The seven deadly sins provide keys to understanding our faults and the actions that result and a framework for self-knowledge. If we understand how they factor into who we have become, we would understand much more about ourselves and our effect on others." ~  Unknown

Guidelines
:bulletblue: The six word story must be newly submitted to deviantART.
:bulletblue: The entry must only contain six words and follow our Guidelines.
:bulletblue: The Author's Comments must include: SixWordStories's 7 Deadly Sins Project (Or you can copy and paste: :devSixWordStories:' 7 Deadly Sins Project)

:new: Some of the entries we have received appear to be just describing the deadly sin, as opposed to telling a story. We do read through the submissions, and if your submission is not a story, we will not be able to accept it until it is. So please make sure that you are telling a story, not simply making a definition of the sin. Thank you.

Participate in this week's sin theme: Lust.



Lust is an intense desire that is generally towards some sort of sexual encounter. It is a general term for desire.

Deadline for this sin: Monday 28th July, Midnight (pacific time)

How to Submit
Starting July 1st, folders for all sins will be open for submissions. You are allowed to submit your submissions in any order you choose. There will be a journal each week with a new sin to maintain the structure of this project, but this does not mean that you are not allowed to submit your submissions whenever you like. The 'weekly deadlines' are not absolute, they are just there to move the project along from sin to sin. Similarly, you are not required to write stories for all 7 deadly sins. We encourage you to try, but it is not mandatory!

Here are the folders for all 7 deadly sins: Avarice, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sloth, Wrath

You do not need to be a member of SixWordStories to enter; it's open to everyone and anyone!

Prizes
As this is a project, the prizes won't be huge! However, we do have something for the lucky person who writes the best stories for all 7 sins:
:star: A 3 Month Premium Membership
:star: A news feature courtesy of SixWordStories
:star: Their best pieces submitted to SixWordStories' Featured folder
:star: Journal features from Medoriko, 3wyl, TheWritersMeow


Have fun! :happybounce:
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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?



Happenings

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

:star: Other Languages? :star:
One deviation, per month
-> Submission Folder <-
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Deadly Sins Project
July-August
:spotlight-right: Current Prompt: "Lust" :spotlight-left:
-> Submission Folder <-

Versicolor Project
21st July - 3rd August
:spotlight-right: Prompt: "Indigo" :spotlight-left:
-> Submission Folder <-

Prompts
19th July - 2nd August
:spotlight-right: Theme: "Weather" :spotlight-left:
-> Submission Folder <-

:spotlight-left: Word: "Alien" :spotlight-right:
-> Submission Folder <-
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LindaBostic Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the add...I'll start out with some 6 word haikus I previously wrote..and write some new ones kay?
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sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I submitted a story to the Avarice folder three days ago and have seen no action.  Mind if I ask why?
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OnLinedPaper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! Just checking up - I submitted a piece for acceptance to "Foreign Language" but it's sat there for a good 2 weeks with no action - I might've sent it to the wrong place by accident ^^" Can you let me know where to send it for proper consideration? Thanks :)
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pewpgun3000 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question! Can I still submit to old prompts? :)
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Masked-Girl32 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Could I join the group?
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