And the winner of this week’s MUFFLED Six Word Story Challenge is…

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Happy Friday Storytellers,

Not only is it Friday and the very last day of September, it’s also payday! There’s so many happy things to say about that combination.

This week, I left you the prompt of Muffled. This particular word came about following a Twitter conversation in which it was suggested for the challenge. I liked the idea so much that I used it. I hope you enjoyed writing for it as much as I did.

The prompt was interpreted in many different ways this week, from the physical muffling of screams leaving people’s mouths to the more subtle dampening of sounds and emotions.

My take on the prompt was:

Censorship invigorated them. Resistance wasn’t futile.

As you can see, I chose to interpret muffled as an adjective describing [their] repressed freedoms. We can surmise as to the other oppressions they suffer, and that their resolve is fuelled by the attempts to control them. We also learn that their attempts to overthrow whatever form their oppressor takes have been successful.

I hope you enjoyed taking part, let’s announce this week’s winners:

This week, first place is tied between:

Dave Johnston with his story ‘Screams not heard, six feet under’


Haylee with her story:

‘“911 Emergency?”
“… … he’s…inside…he-”

Second place goes to:

WhatSandraThinks with her story ‘Mysterious eerie mumblings. Checking the basement.’

Third place goes to;

Maryruth16 with her story ‘Before hearing aid nothing made sense’

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners. As usual, please feel free to download and use one of the below badges on you blog.

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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20 Responses to And the winner of this week’s MUFFLED Six Word Story Challenge is…

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  2. Congratulations to everyone. I’m enjoying this challenge!


  3. rugby843 says:

    Great choice! Halloween is looming, by the looks of the entries 😳😉


  4. trE says:

    This is awesome! Great job, you guys! Yes!


  5. Meritings says:

    Lovely entries.Great winners.I love this challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. maryruth16 says:

    Thanks for the votes. Have missed a few weeks but nice to be back 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. blissobirds says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I enjoyed reading your stories! Well, to be honest, I truly love reading all of the imaginative interpretations of the 6 word stories. 🙂 I’m so glad to be participating in this collective creative writing community!

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  8. Haylee says:

    Thanks everyone for the votes! Super well done to all, great stories as always 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Reblogged this on Dave Johnston – Author and commented:
    Hooray (joint) winner!! Thanks to everyone that voted, my primary school for teaching me how to hold a pen, and the person buried in the garden for the inspiration….

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Aww… Thanks to everyone who voted for me! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

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