Firstly an apology, then a winner

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Don’t panic – I’m still here but I must offer my sincere apologies for not announcing the winner of the Six Word Story Challenge on 1st July. Once you’ve accepted my first apology, I’d like to offer a second one for not running the challenge at all for the following two weeks. The only excuse I can offer for this extreme slackness is that life got in the way for a while there.

Anyway, I’ve given real life the heave-ho and I’m back! 

I’m going to bring the 1st July edition to a close today and then post a new challenge as usual on Saturday in the hopes that we can forget this sorry mess ever happened …….

Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away I left you the prompt discontent which was a summary of my feelings following the Brexit vote in the UK. I loved reading your stories that week and I’ve enjoyed reading through them all over again today as I counted up the votes. One of the things I like the most about the way the winner is chosen is that my personal favourites are not guaranteed to make the top three. I get to see what stories resonate with you all.

I’m afraid I will have to count the votes as they stand today rather than how they stood on Friday 1st July, but even so, here are your winners:


First place was a tie between:

PatrickSponaugle with his story ‘Everything seemed the same. It wasn’t.’

KatieComeBack with her story ‘Bored, lonely, exhausted…she kept eating.’


Second place goes to:

KirstWrites with her story ‘I don’t belong here any more.’


Third place goes to:


trE with her story ‘You’ve made your bed, lie there.’


Please feel free to download and use your badge of honour from the below selection while I scurry away and draft Saturday’s new challenge.

Until next time,

Nicola x



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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10 Responses to Firstly an apology, then a winner

  1. To paraphrase one of my favorite fictional characters…

    Jon Snow: There’s is nothing to apologize for.

    I’m glad that you’re back! Like others here, I was worried about you. (And not because I was anticipating the results.)

    Hey, it’s an honor to share a prize with Katie! Thank you and thanks to everyone who participated.

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  2. Glad you are back. So sorry to hear that life’s been throwing you flaming dung balls. Hugs.

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  3. Haylee says:

    I almost tweeted you today – thought (was hoping at least) that you were maybe just on holiday. Glad it’s nothing untoward and you’re ok! And well done to the winners!! 🙂

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  4. trE says:

    I was just about to come here and check on you today and this comes through my Reader/Feed… I am glad you are back and thank goodness nothings serious happened.

    Thank you, you guys for the votes! And, congratulations winners!

    I am antsy for Saturday’s prompt. I am sure it’ll be a great one!

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  5. Meritings says:

    Thank goodness. I can now stop scouring the side of the motorway for your body! Good to see you back.

    Well done to the winners. I always find it amazing how much can be said in so few words.

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