Six Word Story Challenge Special Edition – Vote for your favourite here!


This is an extra special edition of the Six Word Story Challenge. We need you! 

Today I had the honour of presenting a micro fiction workshop to a fabulous class of sixth formers (which I have been hideously excited about for weeks) and as a part of this I am asking the class to forge their own six word story using the prompt:


Participants in my weekly Six Word Story Challenge will know how difficult it can be to choose the perfect six word combination and the class in my workshop have worked hard today to master the art. I am so excited to share their stories with you.

This special edition of the Six Word Story Challenge is coming to you to choose a winner! Which story do you like the best and why?

The stories are listed below and we need you to vote for your favourite! The winner will receive a £25 WHSmith voucher and that warm glow that comes from winning the Stellar Story Challenge.

Please place your vote and any comments you’d like to pass on to the authors in the comments below, then share this post far and wide in the Blogosphere and on social media so we can demonstrate Peer Power to this class of budding authors.

The entries are:

1) He loved her, she loathed him.

2) She was mine, I trusted you.

3) Backstabbed. Left for dead. No survivors.

4) Bloody floor. Friend’s there. I’m dead.

5) They fought, their comrades ran away.

6) I cried, for the last time.

7) I once called him my brother.

8) You had a friend in me

9) One wife, one marriage, two men

10) My back, once watched, no longer.

11) The smoke cleared. The silence resumed.

12) Familiar footsteps, crimson, my soul outpoured

13) Leave now, and you’ll lose everything

14) Why did you eat my muffin?

Thank you for taking the time to vote, I will be announcing the winners on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.


Thank you,

Nicola xx



About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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93 Responses to Six Word Story Challenge Special Edition – Vote for your favourite here!

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  2. ceyeh96 says:

    number 7 hits the spot for me


  3. afairymind says:

    Number 7 gets my vote, though I also love 14!

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  4. From Twitter:


    @nicolaauckland 10 has my vote.


  5. I think 2 is my favorite.

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  6. Martin Freeman says:

    Number 7 is my vote, leaves a mystery and me wanting me to know more.


  7. Ila Varma says:

    I vote for number seven


  8. I liked number 10 best.


  9. ranu802 says:

    I’ll vote for #9 🙂


  10. Anonymous says:

    number 2 as its soooooo relatable


  11. Theodore Wilson says:

    I vote for number 6 as it has a very powerful undertone.


  12. Jay says:

    No.3 for me, I want to know what happened…


  13. ouremuk66 says:

    No 6 for me, it hints at so much back story.


  14. Kay Morris says:

    Reblogged this on Kay Morris Writes and commented:
    Encouraging young authors!


  15. Number 8 for me. Clever play on ‘you got a friend in me’.

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  16. maryruth16 says:

    No. 12 for me. Very mystical – well done to all though!


  17. Graham Lawrence says:

    I’m going for number 2 although all of them are great. Difficult to choose.


  18. From Twitter:

    Gary Headland – @LCG_CEO

    Absolutely @nicolaauckland 12) Familiar footsteps, crimson, my soul outpoured – very powerful. My six: 2016 The Holy Year of Mercy


  19. kirstwrites says:

    Number 6 or 13 for me. All brilliant though!

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  20. My vote goes to #7 , though

    #14 has character, quirky 😉

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  21. oneta hayes says:

    This is hard. So many good responses. But I choose #5 because it seems to involves issues that affect a lot of people rather than a one on one betrayal.

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  23. My vote goes to number 7) – ‘I once called him my brother’ .. it a big backstory, and betrayal by someone you trusted as your friend is a double whammy.

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  24. I like the simplistic power of 2 and the eerie mystery of 11 best!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Number 8


  26. Adam Bletcher says:

    Number 9 is clearly the best

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Matt Evans says:

    I do like mine but have to admit 2 is the best

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  28. Micheal says:

    2 definitely, really enjoyed doing this

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  29. Mark Britton says:

    7 and 8 for me, no question.


  30. David Westbrook says:

    #8 floats my boat, the right mixture of fear and mystery


  31. Timmothy Baggott says:

    7 tickles my fancy, holds more for the mind to ponder..


  32. Definitely number one for me. I found it cutting and good at the same time.

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  33. Anonymous says:

    Number 12 gets my vote


  34. mellyvicky says:

    I love this, such a tricky one but I have to go with #14 – I can immediately relate to that!

    All of them are fab! #1 is my second choice.

    I’d love to read a longer excerpt of them all – perhaps they can expand on it 😊

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  35. Anonymous says:

    I think I’ll go for number 2, although I really like a lot of the interpretations! I don’t like ‘picking’ unless it’s cake!


  36. Has to be 11, although 7 is powerful


  37. BarbCT says:

    I’m torn between #2 and #7, both of which imply a violation of trust. If I had to choose, though, I would go with #2 as it’s obvious that he/she is saying that the other party had been trusted to spend time alone with his/her partner without crossing the line. #7 does leave lots of room for speculation, though. Decisions, decisions. . .


  38. luckyjc007 says:

    I vote for # 7 .


  39. I like #8 friends shouldn’t betray one another.


  40. It’s a struggle between 7, 8 and 11. But at a push I think number 7! These are great, thanks for posting x


  41. Althaea says:

    For me, it was #7. Seem to scream betrayal to me 🙂


  42. Kay Morris says:

    Number 10.
    I think this is so cool ☺


  43. Pan says:

    I gave 3 votes.. but kept looking at them to judge one for a completeness score of the prompt..
    Winner for me is 14..
    It has the characters, the action (betrayal) and the outcome.. With one word (my) it designated the plot of betrayal.. We know “who dunnit” the culprit was identified as “you”
    And it the culprit’s response can be left as a cliffhanger for the next installment of the new six word novel 😂
    I’m actually quite impressed with such a simple 6 word sentence making a start to finish story on a prompt..


  44. From Twitter:

    @kseniaanske “Why did you eat my muffin?” gets my vote.

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  45. Lori Carlson says:

    I cast my vote for #12.. I like the darkness of it.

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  46. I like number 3 and number 7. Number 14 surely deserves a special mention for amusement value though.

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  47. I’m going to go with number 7, but 14 definitely made me chuckle!

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  48. Pan says:

    I find 7, 8 and 14 the best examples of betrayal.. 14 made me laugh and is true too..

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  49. Anonymous says:

    Number 5. Soldiers fighting on the battlefield comes to mind. Difficult choice though

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  50. Roberta says:

    # 4 concisely telłs the story which is the reason for my vote. However, #11 has a good hook to keep the reader wanting to know more. 😊

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  51. Anonymous says:

    I want to vote for all of them!
    I’m finding it very difficult to pick one out of the 14, they are all very thought invoking and you can tell they have all put a lot of effort into this.
    If I’m going to be forced to pick one out I’m going to go with #2

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  52. Jasmine Williams says:

    Number 15


  53. Amy S says:

    Oh this is exciting, there all good and soo hard to decide but I’m going to go with 2 and 7

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  54. From Twitter

    @nicolaauckland @Kelsye number 6…and its not close


  55. Kat Myrman says:

    I like number 8. 🙂

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  56. Kelsye says:

    I’m going with #4. I get a whole story. And there’s a twist! 😀

    Hard to choose. Many good ones!

    Liked by 1 person

  57. Sebastian Hudgens says:

    Number 14 holds great pragmatic meaning, in addition to challenging the conservative notions, such as the modern pressures of socialisation.

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  58. Haylee says:

    I vote #7 and #10 (I think they should collaborate, think they’d go well together as a story extension!)
    They’re all good though but these two made me ask questions, wanting to know more.

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  59. Kaitlyn says:

    Number 8 gets my vote it reminds me of toy story

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  60. Claire says:

    14 made me smile, but my vote goes to 13, sounds like an angry threat that could insinuate all sorts of things.

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  61. Finn Cross says:

    I hate to admit it but number 2

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  62. Fresh Prince says:

    I vote 2 it excites me

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  63. Meritings says:

    Number 2. Betrayal by a friend, perhaps the worst sort of betrayal!

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  64. Ah, I’m going to break ranks and vote for no. 5: They fought, their comrades ran away. It has a greater scope, than just a personal betrayal. I’m thinking about deserters on a battlefield leaving their friends to die. Man they’re all good, though!

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  65. Meritings says:

    Number 8. Implied betrayal, and lends itself to a really good storyline.

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  66. Meritings says:

    Number 5. True betrayal and a very vivid picture!

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  67. M.K. Aneal says:

    My vote has to go to, #13! Makes me ponder… Very deep thought going on there, and it just kinda makes me feel down, as the word ‘betrayal,’ implies ;P
    This was fun, Nicola!! 😀

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  68. Arcane Owl says:

    I vote for #2 & #7

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  69. Etol Bagam says:

    I like numbers 7 and 9 the best.

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  70. Hard to choose between numbers 1 and 7. But after careful consideration. “He loved her. She loathed him” conjures up all sorts of relationships and betrayal situations. That’s my vote.

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  71. magarisa says:

    I vote for no. 3, as it stimulates my imagination the most.

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  72. swritings says:

    Number 7! ‘I once called him my brother’ …. Similar to a story line you’d read in Shakespeare! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  73. Srivi says:

    My vote goes to the second one: ‘2) She was mine, i trusted you.’

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