Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Challenge open Saturday 4th March 2017 – Friday 10th March 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:

Failure

My attempt at today’s prompt is:

He couldn’t stop. She daren’t try. 

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

Use the hashtag #SixWordStoryChallenge. 

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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

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE. I DO NOT CHOOSE THE WINNER, YOU DO. IF YOU DON’T VOTE THERE CAN BE NO WINNER (and that will just be awkward).

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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 10th March 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!

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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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77 Responses to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

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  2. Hi Joe, it’s one entry per person I’m afraid. Which story would you like to keep? I’ll delete the other.

    Nicola x

    Like

  3. Joe Brooks says:

    “You expected no mountain roads? Why?”

    Hi Nicola,
    Should I post my entry both here and on Twitter? I enjoy your challenge. Thanks
    Joe Brooks

    Liked by 2 people

  4. “Oh, crap!” It wasn’t even connected.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Her dead eyes reflected untold failures.

    Liked by 5 people

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  7. Martin Cororan says:

    IT’S ALIVE! No, wait, my bad…

    Liked by 10 people

  8. Patty J says:

    He stood silently as she boarded.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. “Clearly, your best wasn’t good enough! ”

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Ranjan says:

    I failed, because I tried!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Kay Morris says:

    Failure’s bitter taste sweetens eventual success

    Liked by 4 people

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  13. In a hurry, broken shoe lace.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. nomdeplume says:

    She tried. He cried, “she’s gone.”

    Liked by 5 people

  15. Failed Every Step… But Inside Grown.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Won the battle.
    Lost the war.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. I missed the deadline yet again!

    Liked by 4 people

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  19. Nick Johns says:

    Only if you believe you are.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Weezelle says:

    Gave yourself an A-plus? Get real.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. First draft: Submitted. Rejected. Gave up.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. She chose the wrong path. Again.

    Liked by 5 people

  23. Alphawings says:

    Screams were heard despite the gag.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. mkwilson says:

    Too late. Too little. He’s gone.

    Liked by 5 people

  25. Brian says:

    Failure wooing. Traveled world. Died content.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. oneta hayes says:

    I tried to say “I’m wrong.” 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Great contest. Fun prompt

    Liked by 2 people

  28. They met. They dined. They paid.

    Liked by 7 people

  29. BarbCT says:

    Book burning didn’t stop the readers.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. kirstwrites says:

    She left at twilight, weeping silently.

    Liked by 9 people

  31. Sheryl says:

    Her tears fell and he left.

    Liked by 6 people

  32. Will do, on it now.

    Like

  33. The hidden scars tortured her past.

    Liked by 7 people

  34. Hi Nitin, I only allow one entry per person. Which one would you like to keep? I will delete the other one for you.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. I Failed, Being A Good Husband

    Liked by 4 people

  36. PoojaG says:

    He stopped trying, so did she.

    Liked by 9 people

  37. Apparently, it was an option.

    Liked by 6 people

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  39. The rejection made me give up.

    Liked by 7 people

  40. rupalidotcom says:

    She got trapped in illusionary cage.

    Liked by 4 people

  41. Sangbad says:

    He laughed heartily after seeing her.

    Liked by 5 people

  42. trE says:

    Nicola, I really like your story, I’m voting for you too!

    Liked by 1 person

  43. trE says:

    Stock Market crashed? Whose fault now?

    Liked by 9 people

  44. Vikash says:

    And he said, “successive has success”.

    Liked by 8 people

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