This week I left you the prompt OUTCAST to tempt your muse. I wasn’t feeling particularly sorry for myself since I quite prefer being away from the attention vortex, but I did think it would give rise to some thoughtful stories.
If you had chance to read though the list of entries, you would have found tales of lonely fathers, abandoned babies and the kid picked last in games, amongst many others. Each as heartbreaking as the last.
You may have noticed that the Six Word Story Challenge is growing in popularity and I have all of you to thank. This week we had;
38 stories entered and 99 votes
…the most of each we have ever received! I’d love to break these records every week – let’s see if we can maintain this momentum!
Remember, the new voting system only works if people come and vote so if you could do your best to share the links I throw out on Twitter and Facebook I would appreciate it. The response this week was tremendous and proof that this does work:
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So, without further ado, the winners of this week’s Six Word Story Challenge were:
Barbed Words with her story – ‘Quack, quack, get out of town.’
(I’ll admit, I had to Google this one to understand the significance!)
tigercup with the story – ‘You can cry but don’t die.’
karenringalls with her story – ‘Alone in the crowd; unseen, unheard, untouched’
Because I am a rubbish moderator, I failed to notice that the story awarded third place actually contains seven words (not the first time I’ve done this). In the spirit of fairness, (and because you’ll voted for your favourites), I am adding a joint third place winner, so…
In joint third place:
patricksponaugle with his story – ‘Well. Happy Father’s Day to me.’
All of this week’s winners are entitled to download and use one of the below badges on their blog as a sign of their storytelling genius.
Until next time,