January 22, 2019 at 12:34 am #73220E.B. Raulands@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.
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To the glory of God and for the advancement of His kingdom.January 22, 2019 at 9:01 am #73230
@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!!January 22, 2019 at 9:11 am #73233Andrew Schmidt@andrew
@e-b-raulands, ohhh, fun…
Flames flickered in the wildest midst,
Surrounded by hundreds of black wolves.
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainJanuary 22, 2019 at 9:21 am #73235J. Dekreel@dekreelJanuary 22, 2019 at 9:51 am #73241The Fledgling Artist@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."January 22, 2019 at 10:26 am #73242
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*January 22, 2019 at 11:05 am #73262Alabama Rose@bama-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 ~ AslanJanuary 22, 2019 at 12:59 pm #73299ScarletImmortalized@scarletimmortalized
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.January 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm #73311I, David@i-david
Before, she hoped; now, she fought.
songwriterJanuary 22, 2019 at 3:33 pm #73322J. Dekreel@dekreel
Awesome prompts, guys!! 😃😃 I love each and every one of them. (Sorry for spamming)
ENFP-T. Cartoonist, "half-writer", wolfish.
BlogJanuary 22, 2019 at 4:09 pm #73330
@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. (:January 22, 2019 at 4:28 pm #73337
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.
Now, to find the young writer.
I’d better get going. Later. (Runs)
*Forum Signature here*January 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm #73346
@thewirelessblade Good point!
Hmm. Let me tweak mine.
One word never left him: pain.
He left diamonds in the dirt.January 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm #73352Eden Anderson@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 DostoyevskyJanuary 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm #73354
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