Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Challenge open Saturday 28th January 2017 – Friday 3rd February 2017

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:

The world wept in stunned disbelief.

Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! 


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 27th January 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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55 Responses to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

  1. Anonymous says:

    From the Bonds and Chains – Freedom


  2. Nelson Mandela, a new South Africa!

    Liked by 3 people

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  4. Baheya says:

    Across the boarder lays their freedom.

    Liked by 4 people

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    Liked by 5 people

  7. Genie of bigotry …..escaped from bottle.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I’m okay with being that girl.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Em says:

    Reblogged this on seized by death and prisoners made and commented:
    This is one of my favourite blogs. Can you write a story in just six words? A writing challenge with a new prompt every week.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Running naked through the rain, smiling!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Deeksha says:

    He opened the cage. Birds flew.

    Liked by 7 people

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  13. LearaWrites says:

    Desperately I rubbed the genie’s lamp.

    Liked by 5 people

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  15. Burden lifted. She whispered, “It’s time.”

    Liked by 3 people

  16. She threw away her veil. Finally.

    Liked by 8 people

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  18. BarbCT says:

    Left the courtroom; never looked back.

    Liked by 9 people

  19. Now I cannot blame anybody else.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. kirstwrites says:

    Years later, they re-opened borders gladly.

    Liked by 6 people

  21. kirstwrites says:

    Reblogged this on kirstwrites and commented:
    Anyone who loves creative writing should really give this a whirl! Coming up with the perfect six words to get your point across is a great weekly writing exercise, and there’s a lots of friendly feedback from the participants over at Nicola’s blog.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented:
    Here is my Post for this Prompt: Liberated ~~dru~~

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Brian says:

    Draft cards and bras: burn baby!

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Rachael says:

    Destroying and creating feels good today.

    Liked by 2 people

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  27. Em says:

    Signing divorce papers with a smile.

    Liked by 13 people

  28. Escaping fear feels like breaking chains.

    Liked by 10 people

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  30. Reblogged this on Peter's pondering and commented:
    Can you write a story in 6 words or fewer? It’s not as easy as you think!
    Have a look at Nicola’s challenge and have a go.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Haylee says:

    Unsupervised, the frantic digging resumed. Sunlight…

    Liked by 12 people

  32. I ignored my chains, was freed.

    Liked by 11 people

  33. American women may no longer be.

    Liked by 4 people

  34. rules640 says:

    This is the first time I am participating in this Challenge,
    Here is my six word story:
    Liberated me, my love, your love.

    Liked by 6 people

  35. yuhublogger says:

    Butchered pessimism; liberating purposes then blossomed.

    Liked by 4 people

  36. trE says:

    Reblogged this on A Woman. Her Dog. Their Journey. and commented:
    Creative beings, let’s do this! Bring 6 words, encouragement, votes, and positive energy. This is my favorite space on Saturdays, folks! You’ll see why!

    Liked by 2 people

  37. trE says:

    I love the new colors, Nicola & your entry! Here’s mine:


    Burning bras should make a comeback.

    Liked by 8 people

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