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:new: Due to extenuating circumstances, the deadline for the 4th Week Theme (see below) will be extended until Wednesday at Midnight. If you do not have your pieces in by then, unfortunately they will not be counted and your points will stay as is. No exceptions. See below for all the information on this week's theme :heart:

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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 contest and :+fav: the article so that more can join in on the fun! :dalove:


Remember that this tournament will consist of collaborations!

This will be point based: the winning group will get the most points and points will trickle down to last place. Groups will then be shuffled around! That's right, guys! You will have a different partner for all rounds! A new partner and theme for each round, to keep you all on your toes! The top three people with the most points will be our winners. :la:


Thanks everyone for submitting their entries. Voting is done and here are our winners!

1st:

OnLinedPaper and Missvirginia

Family Man :Contest Entry:Couldn't B L O C K him or the
Monster.



2nd:

UnderTheRaptures and prettyflour

i see spiritsjolted awake.
sandman playing ouija



3rd:

FadedPaper and MidNightMagnificent

The handsWhat goes down: up.
Claws up...


4th:

VivaFariy and meowclopspurrcat

Danger to Children"Mommy?"
Under bed
Monster hands
Grabbing


Here are the point totals for everyone so far after Week 3! :la:

MidNightMagnificent 20
meowclopspurrcat 18
UnderTheRaptures 18
FadedPaper 16
OnLinedPaper 16
Missvirginia 12
prettyflour 10
VivaFariy 10


Don't stress over your score just yet. As you can see, anything can happen from week-to-week. However, the points after this last round WILL determine our 1st, 2nd and 3 places, as well as an honorable mention or two Now many of you have the same score currently, and there is a chance there may be a tie for the top 4 spots respectively. In a case like that, we will do a tie-breaker with the top four winners to break apart the tie and get our winners!

Our Collab Teams for Round 4:

UnderTheRaptures and OnLinedPaper
VivaFariy and FadedPaper
Missvirginia and MidNightMagnificent
prettyflour and meowclopspurrcat


This should be correct lol Let me know if there is any discrepancies

:eager:



Round 2 Begins:


May 22th

Round 1 Ends:


May 28th 12AM GMT

Theme:



Write an Implicit Story!

Inspired by one of the workshops going on in the group, your task is to write an Implicit SWS! I would suggest viewing the actual workshop, for reference:

SixWordStories Workshop #2 : Implicit Stories IOnce every two weeks on a Tuesday, we will hold a six word story workshop involving a bit of discussion about anything (and everything!) related to the six word story form and a small activity for you all to get stuck into.
You may think that it seems a bit paradoxical to host a workshop, let alone many workshops, on a form that uses only six words, but after years of reading these six word stories, we felt it was time to start these workshops to help you with your stories.
Therefore, if you would like us to do a workshop on your six word story, in the sense of having us discuss and critique your six word story, please send us a note!
As you may have noticed, today is actually Thursday. Many apologies for not posting this on Tuesday. Rest assured that the third workshop will be posted on Tuesday or, if not, it will definitely be posted on the Thursday - one or the other!
In Workshop #



Form:


Six word story ;P

Guidelines:


:bulletblue: One entry, per team (only one team member needs to submit, but include the other member's name in the author's comments).

:bulletblue: The entry 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' Collaboration Tournament (Or you can copy and paste: :devsixwordstories:' Collaboration Tournament)

Submit your entries here!



Prizes:

One winner will receive a 3 Month Premium Membership, news feature, their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder! There will be honourable mentions and other prizes given along the way, such as news features and :points:! Everyone will receive a feature from Medoriko and TheWritersMeow.

If you would like to give a prize to this contest, please note SixWordStories with the subject title: Contest Prize. We appreciate any and every support given! :la:

It would be best to :+devwatch: SixWordStories just in case there are any updates. We wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well! If you have any queries (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:
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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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CuteCat213 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Story "Glue" edited to comply. Sorry for the slip-up~
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VivaFariy Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Hello,
Is there a reason why our Round Two entry for the Collab tournament isn't in the group? My partner is prettyflour. I don't want to get disqualified....
Thank you,
Aviva 
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laststandingnapoleon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
May I make a suggestion to the group?:
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:)

It's probably the only one I'll ever write- I'm a man of many words.
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madam--guillotine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Someday I want to start my own podcast. That is a lovely ambition to be sure, but why am I telling you, Internet? Simple. I'm addressing the writers in the void. I want to practise with reading aloud poetry. One a week from one of you guys, one from a Biggie (like great poets, not Mr. Smalls) and then a Les Mis fanfic on the weekend. So, if you have poetry you want read aloud. Contact me with a name and i n the video I'll make sure to send a link to your DA or any more if you supply them.
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FadedPaper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Writer
Where do I submit poems for this week?
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