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On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words – Honoring Hemingway

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“All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.” Ernest Hemingway

On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words - Honoring Hemingway... The Old House

For Rent,
Old House,
Rarely Occupied…

On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words - Honoring Hemingway... Doors of Paradise...

Met Me,
At the Door…

“The shortest answer is doing the thing.” Ernest Hemingway

On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words - Honoring Hemingway... Timbuktu home

One Day,
We Met,
In Timbuktu

On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words - Honoring Hemingway... Great Guitarists montage

He Strummed,
The Guitar,
She Wept…

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” Ernest Hemingway

On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words - Honoring Hemingway... She Called..

Sunday Night,
She Called,
He Rejoiced…

On Fiction: Six Stories in Six Words - Honoring Hemingway ... The End...

Once Upon,
A Time,
The End.

What are your thoughts? What six word stories did you write? What were your triggers? Do share! Thank you. 😉

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Write a story in just six words.

Positive Motivation Tip: Short Stories leave much to imagination…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos  The Old House, Gates of Paradise,  Timbuktu, Great GuitaristCalling Gal,  and The End Book via Wikipedia.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

31 Comments leave one →
  1. 23/08/2011 12:19 am

    Timbuktu’s on my list of places to go.
    I like the six word stories but haven’t written one yet. Love these.

    • 23/08/2011 12:23 am

      Thank you Marcia! It was a fun creative exercise…
      A nice break from the usual longer posts… I enjoyed it very much. 🙂

  2. rbs permalink
    23/08/2011 12:47 am

    Great 6-word fiction AND pix! Thanks for “pinging” me!

    • 23/08/2011 1:09 am

      Thank you too for stopping by… Enjoyed your post. 🙂

  3. 23/08/2011 3:12 am

    One Day,
    We Met,
    In Timbuktu…

    • 23/08/2011 3:57 am

      I thought you’d love the guitar strumming story… more up your alley as a musician. 😆 TY for your feedback!

  4. 23/08/2011 3:14 am

    Great 6 word stories. ” Mary had a little cute lamb.” would that work? Timbuktu’s sound so familiar, but I forgot what it meant other than this post. Stay blessed always.

    • 23/08/2011 3:59 am

      Your nursery rhyme would be a great story with a modern twist… Timbuktu is a real place; it is a town in the West African nation of Mali. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  5. 23/08/2011 3:48 am

    delightful imagination goes a long way

    • 23/08/2011 4:00 am

      Thank you! I loved yours very much… It was quite funny… unavailable lady of pleasure you… 😆

  6. 23/08/2011 4:07 am

    I tried to follow with a photo, inspired by you …

    • 23/08/2011 9:25 pm

      I love the one you wrote too… It works well with the self-portrait with Barbara in the foreground… Holland hey! 🙂

  7. 23/08/2011 8:28 am

    I love the way you went with this prompt. Brilliant. 🙂

    • 23/08/2011 9:26 pm

      TY Robin,
      It was a lot of fun and the photos helped me a bit… Interestingly, after I wrote them, lots of short story ideas came flooding through my mind. I will write them offline… 🙂

  8. 23/08/2011 11:25 am

    What beautiful pictures! Where did you find those–the doors are amazing. I need to travel more.

    • 23/08/2011 9:29 pm

      TY Jacqui,
      Actually, all the photos came from Wikipedia and I add the attributions at the bottom of each post. I’m glad you asked…
      Wikipedia has become my best source as we can use the ones Zemanta recommends or find our own on their site. A real help.
      I no longer troll the internet looking for Creative Commons allowed photos as I get them quickly on Wiki and Flickr now. Thank God! 🙂

  9. 23/08/2011 11:41 am

    one word… Brilliant!

  10. 23/08/2011 12:30 pm

    Enjoyed reading your post with 6 words stories. Very creative.
    Thanks so much for the pingback. Glad you liked mine. 🙂

    • 23/08/2011 9:30 pm

      I loved yours too and enjoyed this exercise very much… TY! 🙂

  11. 23/08/2011 1:19 pm

    Six word stories, very cool! And I love that building in Timbuktu!! How beautiful…

    • 23/08/2011 9:33 pm

      It was a toss up between this close up shot or a scenery one that featured it but was a tad small… I’m glad you like it… For some reason, I find myself going to Timbuktu in my mind a lot… It is in a country I’d love to visit in this lifetime; so ancient with a rich history… TY! 🙂

  12. 23/08/2011 3:07 pm

    Great prompt…

    • 23/08/2011 9:33 pm

      Excellent Maria! Love your six too. TY! 🙂

  13. 23/08/2011 6:32 pm

    The one I wrote the first time I heard of the six-word story stands now, too:
    Dreamed many things; lived better ones.

    • 23/08/2011 9:34 pm

      Fantastic Deborah, I love yours too… and you are living better ones. TY! 🙂

  14. 23/08/2011 10:11 pm

    Six word stories are too short. 😉

    • 24/08/2011 4:37 am

      They do evolve… with our imagination. 😉


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