Divine intervention (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram.

24. Breathe. Wait for your second wind.

25. Their secret plan: work, pray, work.

26. Team work built this happy home.

27. They realised they had arrived. Surprise!

28. Divine intervention was her backup plan.

29. Within reach… just a little further…

30. The victory lap left her breathless.

[September prompts: second wind, secret plan, team work, surprise arrival, kismet, within reach, victory lap.]

Ramblings (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram. The ‘Earthquake’ background is a student project from way back in 2010 when I was studying graphic design.

17. Another pep talk? Don’t force it!

18. Some days, progress felt like failure.

19. Never did crack the dress code.

20. They changed their luck through perseverance.

21. Fresh ink, well of midnight ramblings.

22. A power play? Hamlet or Macbeth?

23. Misdirection: down the rabbit hole again.

[September prompts: pep talk, progress, dress code, changed luck, fresh ink, power play, misdirection.]

Keep swimming (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram. The background is a really (really, really) old image that I recently found while tidying up my computer files. 

10. Pressure transformed her drawings into diamonds.

11. His perfect timing made her nervous.

12. Someone shouted “recess!” and quickly retreated.

13. Struggling with monotony; surrendering to impulse.

14. Comprehensive preparations allow for happy accidents.

15. Keep swimming; enjoy the ripple effect.

16. The newfangled light wouldn’t turn off.

[September prompts: pressure, perfect timing, recess!, the struggle, preparations, keep swimming, new light.]

Extra credit (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram. 

3. Pencil bouquet: a posy of potential.

4. Hey, teach! Can you pronounce “floccinaucinihilipilification”?

5. Turning leaves, time and time again.

6. Never did find X and Y.

7. Overrun by road blocks, they flew.

8. Extra credit: colour outside the lines.

9. “The big leagues called.” “They what?”

[September prompts: pencil bouquet, hey, teach!, turning leaf, unsolvable, road block, extra credit, big leagues.]

Unstoppable (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few favourites on Instagram. The background is an old sketch of the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach which I went on to paint again here.

27. Dark days prompted a necessary reawakening.

28. Her heart’s desire resonated with him.

29. A mother’s drive negotiates many roads.

30. Total body spa: no assembly required.

31. Unstoppable, tomorrow rushes impatiently towards us.

  1. The occasional clash woke them up.

  2. They scrambled at a cracking pace.

[August/September prompts: fresh start, heart’s desire, mother’s drive, total body, unstoppable, clash!, scrambled.]