This week I have been running a special edition of the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge alongside my regularly featured blog event.
For those of you who missed it, all of the entries to this challenge were students in a micro-fiction workshop I was invited to host at a sixth form in Lincolnshire. The students learnt about different styles of micro-fiction and I gave them some hints and tips on how to make their story pop! They then tried their hand at condensing some film plots into six word summaries before finally writing a story to encapsulate the prompt Betrayal.
As you will see from the original post, they did a truly wonderful job of understanding the concept and crafting entire stories using just six words. Many people who voted commented on how hard they found it to choose their favourite, and some of these were established authors themselves.
It was wonderful to see such interaction from the blogging and social media networks and this illustrated to the group just how supportive the writing community is, so thank you all for taking part.
Without further ado, I am pleased to announce that the winning story in this special Six Word Story Challenge is:
I once called him my brother. (24% of vote)
The runners up are:
She was mine, I trusted you. (18% of vote)
You had a friend in me (11% of vote)
A special mention must be made of story number 14 (Why did you eat my muffin?) as this was singled out many times as the one which looked at betrayal from a different angle and added a comedic response to the prompt.
Well done to all of the writers who took part, you did yourself proud. I hope you continue to use micro-fiction as both a means to improve your longer prose and as a fun creative outlet.
It’s been a pleasure!