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    E.B. Raulands

    Ernest Hemingway, author of The Great Gatsby and well-known for his terse prose style, once had a friend bet him that he couldn’t write a story with six words or less. Hemingway, as the story goes, accepted the bet and successfully wrote a poignant story using only the allotted six words. In imitation of this famous author, other writers have tried their hands at writing their own six-word stories, a challenge I would like to extend to my fellow Emberians.

    The rules are deceptively simple; just come up with (and post) six words that are coherent and inspire an entire story in the readers’ minds. Here are a couple examples I came up with to help you get started:

    Cookie jar shatters. Little ones scatter.

    They left their house behind half-finished.




    , @dakota, @evelyn, @andrew, @wordsmith, @all-Emberians

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    To the glory of God and for the advancement of His kingdom.


    @e-b-raulands Ah! This is fun!

    Here’s mine: A word never left him: pain. 

    Aaaaand why not make another one. 😉

    A diamond left in the dirt.

    Can’t wait to see everyone else’s!!


    Andrew Schmidt

    @e-b-raulands, ohhh, fun…

    Flames flickered in the wildest midst,

    Surrounded by hundreds of black wolves.

    There’s mine.

    "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

    J. Dekreel

    Yet she wasn’t but a slave.

    As the city burned, he smiled.

    I tried. 😛

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    ENFP-T. Cartoonist, "half-writer", wolfish.

    The Fledgling Artist

    How fun! Here’s what I came up with. (a little harder then it looked..ahaha.)

     ” She beheld the stars and remembered. “

    "Though I'm not yet who I will be, I'm no longer who I was."

    Thomas (CrØss_Bl₳de)

    Thomas felt like this was impossible. 

    Wait, I just did it.

    The world rests in your hands.

    Anything related to End-Of-World will cut it. As will personal stuff, like memories.

    So it is possible.

    With that, he left.

    *Forum Signature here*

    Alabama Rose

    Her reputation flourished, thanks to deceit.

    Robbed of family, he was alone.  

    Trapped with no possible way out.

    Wow, thats incredibly tedious!!

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    Courage, dear heart ~ Aslan


    Ooh looks fun! I’ll try!


    Terrorists bomb elementary school, no survivors.


    Five days later, daughter found strangled. 


    Family says goodbye, one last time.

    “Scarlet, What are you eating?” ~ “Ghost peppers...” ~ Robin sighed.

    I, David

    Before, she hoped; now, she fought.


    J. Dekreel

    Awesome prompts, guys!! 😃😃 I love each and every one of them. (Sorry for spamming)


    ENFP-T. Cartoonist, "half-writer", wolfish.


    @dekreel You didn’t spam. But I agree! These are all really cool, everyone! I love how you can set a mood and plot with just six words. (:

    Thomas (CrØss_Bl₳de)

    You’ll need to be careful though, because if you do it wrong, it could sound like a newspaper headline.

    Man who shot mayor escapes. 

    My point made.

    With the mayor dead, I flee.

    Much better.

    Now, to find the young writer.

    I’d better get going. Later. (Runs)

    *Forum Signature here*


    @thewirelessblade Good point!

    Hmm. Let me tweak mine.

    One word never left him: pain.


    He left diamonds in the dirt.

    Eden Anderson

    Ooh! So fun!

    In your brokenness, you are beautiful.


    The protected are destroying the protector.


    Wow, I’m not very good at this. 😛

    "But how could you live and have no story to tell?" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Thomas (CrØss_Bl₳de)


    Just a thought here:

    Those protected destroy their protector 

    That feels dark, don’t it?

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