Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Six Word Story Challenge, writing prompt

Challenge open Saturday 5th November 2016 – Friday 11th November 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.


Today’s prompt is:


My attempt at today’s prompt is:

Barrels stacked, he lit the fuse. 


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



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 11th November 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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39 Responses to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

  1. Pingback: And the winner of this week’s PLOTTED Six Word Story Challenge is… | Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

  2. My webcam stares, unblinking. Paranoid ? Me ?


  3. He’s buried next to his wife.


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  6. kirstwrites says:

    They won’t know until I’m gone.


  7. inkdropk says:

    Nobody Knew, what lay under lawn

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Future of U.S.? We’ll see.


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  10. LearaWrites says:

    Dome complete. Mars is Earth II.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. badaserie says:

    Trump ahead in polls…Hillary Wins!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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  13. kaffe325 says:

    Paralized with doubt, she remained stagnant.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. luckyjc007 says:

    Nazi’s said chambers were for showers!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Em says:

    I hadn’t reckoned on being discovered.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Etol Bagam says:

    Since it’s November, and lots of people out there are trying to think of the plot for their novel…

    This will make a great story!

    Liked by 3 people

  17. swritings says:

    Dragged stool, braved height, cookie jar!

    Liked by 6 people

  18. maryruth16 says:

    His plan foiled, Guy Fawkes hangs

    Liked by 4 people

  19. EDC Writing says:

    Trump wins … Putin smiles … end game

    Liked by 7 people

  20. BarbCT says:

    Flipped light switch; no more Sheila.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. He waited for the unseen danger.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. ricxmixx says:

    She sells seashells by the seashore.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Plot on radar simply vanished,death

    Liked by 4 people

  24. trE says:

    Reblogged this on A Woman. Her Dog. Their Journey. and commented:
    Nicola keeps it going with Saturday’s Six Word Story Challenge. Bring your words. Bring your encouragement. Bring your votes.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. trE says:

    Family heirlooms hidden in forgotten graves.

    Liked by 13 people

  26. Haylee says:

    She planted cabbages, concealing secrets beneath…

    Liked by 16 people

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