Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Writing Microfiction: The Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

I won a writing contest today!Six word story, 6 word story, writing challenge, writing promptI had never attempted writing microfiction before this year, but when I started looking around for other writing blogs on WordPress, I found Nicola Auckland’s “Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.”

A one-word prompt is uploaded to the site every Saturday. The challenge is self-explanatory. Write a story, based on the prompt, using only six words.

Yep. Six words.

The challenge page includes a link on ‘How to write the best Six Word Stories,’ which gives the author’s rationale for the six word story, as well as some helpful tips.

Anyone can enter, and the contest is ‘just for fun,’ but the winner DOES get to post the fabulous picture above on their blog!

While I don’t imagine microfiction will ever be my go-to writing style, I’ve found the contest to be a fun exercise which forces me to be concise.

As to my award-winning story 😉 , this week’s prompt was COMPLICATED.


My story entry was : No! Cut yellow wire, THEN red!


Just think, you can now say you read an entire story today, in about two seconds!

For more information, visit About the Six Word Story Challenge.

Writers- do you have other contests or sites that provide writing ideas that you’d recommend?

Many thanks for visiting!


15 thoughts on “Writing Microfiction: The Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge”

  1. LOL! That’s an awesome story! The tension, the visuals–brilliant, Madame, brilliant!
    But seriously, it is need to think of just that one unique moment that, more than anything, is going to stand out to readers. I dig it. 🙂

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    1. Ha! Thank you, thank you!
      Yes, and it’s tricky to come up with something that could qualify as a ‘story,’ rather than just a phrase or idea. If nothing else it’s sure shorter to edit than that novel… 😉

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  2. I haven’t written in ages, however I’ve been looking on Pinterest for different prompts that may get me to start again. I loved writing and even if I don’t use my online blog any longer, at least I’ll be able to keep a handwritten journal someday. However, I’d like to start anew with the online one too. Just need to find time and interesting topics.

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    1. Absolutely! Finding time is a HUGE challenge- that’s one of the perks of doing something short like this challenge.
      Topics can be tricky, can’t they? I find the more I read the more ideas I discover (of course that assumes we find the time to read, right? 🙂 )
      I hope that you can get back into it, and enjoy it again!


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