This week’s prompt comes with a built-in market to submit your work to after you’re finished: Six Sentences. I subscribe to their daily stories by email and I often find it inspiring to wake up to a micro-story written by someone else. Surely, my brain says to me, you could manage a story in six sentences today.
The challenge of course is that even (especially?) a six-sentence story has to have a beginning, a middle, a end, a clever idea, some action and (incredible, instantly) engaging characters. Micro-stories often have a twist to give them a kick, but they don’t have to – as today’s submission shows.
Write a story in six sentences.
You can do that, right?
- It’s probably best to emphasize only one feature (character or setting or action, or the twist) but all the other elements must be there too.
- Write fast, as fast as you can.
- Make sure your story travels from start to end: don’t just write a scene, make someone or something change between the first word and the last.
- You must write the story in one 24 hr period – the faster the better.
- This week, DON’T post the story in the comments — but do leave a comment saying you wrote something.
- Find something nice to say about someone else’s story and leave a comment. Everybody needs a little support!
Submit your story to Six Sentences!
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