Have You Entered The Six Word Story Challenge?

 

Enter this week’s challenge here! (unless you’re reading this on a Friday then you’ll have to wait until tomorrow when I post the new prompt!)

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Descend – A 200 Word Story

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From my vantage point I feel madness creep closer. It inches towards me as the clock hands twitch onwards and I will myself to retreat, to maintain a safe distance. To protect my wit.

She whispers to me with every minute that passes, the dark tendrils of her voice assailing my sanity and pleading me to join her in oblivion. On my best days I recognise the pressure of her will and untangle her poisoned twines from my mind. On my worst days I long to plunge into emptiness and despair. Sleep brings no relief, my dreams are of stumbling collapses towards a chasm so cavernous that malevolent gravity pulls me towards its depths.  I know she’s in there, my despair enabler. A step too close and I’d nosedive into extinction and even though I long for nothingness, I do not want that.

My collapsed expression flashes intermittently from the darkened train windows as I journey to another day of unremarkable tedium. My fellow commuters wear the same expression as we line up, suspended in our tubular procession. I watch them as they descend inwardly, sinking further into their own oblivion and wonder if she whispers to them too.

 

Written in response to The Daily Post’s prompt of Descend.

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Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Challenge open Saturday 20th May 2017 – Thursday 25th May 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:

Wicked

My attempt at today’s prompt is:

It’s not me, it’s you. Sorry.

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.  Continue reading

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And the Winner of The Six Word Story Challenge is…

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Happy Friday Storytellers!

It’s the end of another Six Word Story Challenge, comes around fast doesn’t it?

This week, I set you the prompt of Last Resort and it was the first two word prompt of the challenge – who said I was inflexible eh?

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VOTE NOW for the winner of this week’s Six Word Story Challenge!

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Welcome to a whole new way of deciding the winner of the Six Word Story Challenge.

The prompt was set on Saturday morning as usual. All week, you awesome authors have been submitting your six word creations for our reading pleasure – and ultimate judgement.

It’s Thursday so entry to the challenge has closed. Now we vote!

THIS WEEK’S PROMPT WAS LAST RESORT the first ever two word prompt. Which of the below stories should win the grand prize?* Continue reading

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How You Complete Me – a poem

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When stuttering nerves concuss my life
and crippling doubts defeat me,
You bring a calm and logical peace,
That’s how you complete me.

When hesitation halts my growth
and apprehension grieves me,
Your certainty revives my hope,
That’s how you complete me.

When aggitation fogs my brain
and misgivings overcome me,
Your sureness and approval rise,
That’s how you complete me.

As twilight falls and day departs
my qualms sit quiet and few.
I return your love with smitten arms,
That’s how I complete you.

In response to The Daily Post’s prompt of Qualm.

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Stellar Guest Post from Phyllis Ring

Welcome to the Stellar Guest Post which this week features author Phyllis Ring.

Regular readers of my blog will recall that I read and reviewed Phyllis’s latest book, Munich Girl, in my Stellar Review feature and thoroughly enjoyed it. Never before have I been pulled into Nazi Germany’s history in such a unique way. I left it eager to learn more about this time in history that I previously found uncomfortable to read.

I know you’ll enjoy Phyllis’s post and when you’ve finished, I thoroughly recommend that you read Munich Girl.

Thank you for being my guest today Phyllis.

Nicola x Continue reading

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The Lot of a Nobody – Dave Johnston. A Stellar Book Review

Welcome to this bonus edition of the Stellar Review, the place where I give you my thoughts on indie author’s word babies. In the case of this edition’s author, it’s the 3rd time they’ve come back for such treatment!

This month I am reviewing Dave Johnston’s new YA novel – The Lot of a Nobody. This genre is a wide departure from the previous two novellas written by Dave which sit firmly on the action/adventure shelf next to James Bond. Continue reading

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Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Challenge open Saturday 13th May 2017 – Thursday 18th May 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:

Last Resort

My attempt at today’s prompt is:

There’s no option, hell is full.

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.  Continue reading

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And the Winner of The Six Word Story Challenge is…

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Happy Friday Froggers!

I know you’ve been unable to contain your excitement at the thought of this winners’ announcement, so let me bring back equilibrium for you!

This week, I left you the prompt of SPITEFUL to craft your inner bitch around, and boy did yo step up! Click through to the voting page to read through the entries. You will rub your hands together in glee! Continue reading

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VOTE NOW for the winner of this week’s Six Word Story Challenge!

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Welcome to a whole new way of deciding the winner of the Six Word Story Challenge.

The prompt was set on Saturday morning as usual. All week, you awesome authors have been submitting your six word creations for our reading pleasure – and ultimate judgement.

It’s Thursday so entry to the challenge has closed. Now we vote!

THIS WEEK’S PROMPT WAS SPITEFULWhich of the below stories should win the grand prize?* Continue reading

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