LOOP

  She knew she was controlling, wanting to know what was going on, anytime, anywhere.  Now the job was done, her lakeside getaway beckoned. She tidied her desk and ran, with careless abandon. But instead of the car park, she's back in her office. Damn, she thought, back in the loop.

RELIEVED

  He hit the ground, running. It was quite a jump from a fast moving train and landing at such pace could've been fatal but he was alive and free at the mouth of the mountain tunnel. He felt relieved. Prematurely, as it happened, he was hit by an oncoming train.

UNIFORM

  The commander knew the value of uniform and uniformity. Parade drill was the backbone of discipline and order because he wrote the handbook and was a stickler for appearance. But when one soldier stumbled out of rank before a skip and a step, he smiled, thinking, we need him, too.

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

I’ve had a go at this. Ernest Hemingway is often attributed the concept of a story told in six words but his story, about ‘child’s shoes, almost new, for sale’ but some literary detective traced that story to a newspaper in the first decade of the 20th century. Still, the point remains the same, the essentials of a story can be shrunk to six words, at a stretch.

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

Challenge open Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Thursday 8th June 2017

Welcome to the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT.

Today’s prompt is:

Deceiver

My attempt at today’s prompt is:

She spewed vitriol disguised as honesty 

Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! 

Use the hashtag #SixWordStoryChallenge. 

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How does it work?

  1. Leave your story in the comments until Thursday 9pm (GMT)
  2. Like, comment & engage with other authors
  3. Come back on Thursday to vote for your favourite
  4. Bask in glory if you’re a winner.

Never tried microfiction before?

Never fear, help is at hand. Click through to my post on writing the best six word stories for inspiration.

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IMAGINARY

  He was tired of the repetition, the daily slog, the inevitability of it all. Even when something different happened - a change in the weather, a new person in the neighbourhood, even a sudden and common threat. It didn't matter because he knew already, none of it's real, it's all imaginary.