Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Six Word Story Challenge, writing prompt

Challenge open Saturday 15th October 2016 – Friday 21st October 2016

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.

How do I take part?

All you need to do is take today’s prompt, write a whole story in six words and post it in the comments below. The winner of the challenge will be the story with the most likes in the comments below by the close of the challenge on Friday evening.

Never tried micro fiction before?

Never fear, help is at hand. Click through to my post on writing the best six word stories for inspiration.

Can I share my story?

Of course you can! It isn’t a condition of entering the challenge that you write a blog post about your entry, but please feel free to tell your friends and followers about your story (which I know will be awesome) and invite them to come and vote for their favourites. You never know, you might just inspire someone else to have a go themselves.

How is the winner chosen?

In the spirit of fairness, the winner is chosen by a democratic vote. I will count up the number of ‘likes’ a story gets on a Friday evening and the one with the most is crowned champion. There’s no physical prize on offer, only our undying respect for your storytelling genius.

So – to recap:

  • Leave your story in the comments below (only one mind!)
  • Cast a vote or two for your favourites (there’s no limit on the number you can vote for)
  • Write a blog and send a pingback if you want to (every vote counts right?)
  • Wait patiently until Friday


Today’s prompt is:


My attempt at today’s prompt is:

A son’s delight, a mother’s agony.


The Full List of Rules to Which We Must Abide:

  1. Write a story in six words or less inspired by the prompt. It doesn’t have to include the prompt word unless you want it to.
  2. Write your story in a comment below to be entered. A link to a blog post is not an entry.
  3. A blog post and a pingback is not a requirement of the challenge, just your story in the comments below but feel free to add your own blog post if you wish. Remember to use the tag #stellarstorychallenge if you do and provide a link to your post.
  4. Read and ‘like’ at least one other story published on this week’s prompt.
  5. The winner will be the story with the most likes at the end of the challenge. This week, the end of the challenge will be on Friday 21st October at 10pm GMT.
  6. I will announce the winner on this blog on Friday evening and include links to the winners’ blogs.
  7. First, second and third place will have the honour of downloading and using one of my highly coveted award badges on their blogs should they wish to do so.
  8. In the event of a tie for second and third places, I will choose a single story to take the placement.
  9. Only one entry per person please. Multiple entries will be deleted leaving the first submission only.

Good luck!


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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28 Responses to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

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  2. marialberg says:

    The first child was a draft.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Didn’t volunteer, but proud to serve!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. kirstwrites says:

    What was I thinking? Start again!

    Liked by 6 people

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  6. priyanka2v9 says:

    You are never right the first time

    Liked by 5 people

  7. My novel ? …draft’s in the drawer.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Grieving widows, full graveyard, lost generation!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Em says:

    Leave til tomorrow, then be ruthless.

    Liked by 4 people

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  11. EDC Writing says:

    Chill … window open … there no more

    Liked by 2 people

  12. trE says:

    They came for him, we watched.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Terrible cold. The cure: Replacement windows.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. LearaWrites says:

    The prowler peered through fluttering curtains.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. swritings says:

    Refused to serve. Not our war.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Ggrrr wordpress, where’s my draft gone! 😂

    Liked by 6 people

  17. Writers go adrift writing a draft.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Ila Varma says:

    Numerous copies unattended, lying in cupboard.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. zzzisle says:

    Recruit Mary reporting for service, Sir!

    Liked by 4 people

  20. The first step in winning six-word-stories

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Drafts on drafts. Architect turned writer.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Many are called. Most are selected.

    Liked by 4 people

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  24. Haylee says:

    He’d volunteered. The majority? Forced suicide.

    Liked by 7 people

  25. EDC Writing says:

    Your attempt … I’d vote for

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Edit edit edit edit. Start again.

    Liked by 13 people

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