Tag Archives: 6wordstory

Improvised (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The background is a detail of a new mini abstract (below) created with some of the paint left over from ‘The High Country’ and a little added purple.

6. Studied. Tested. Passed. Celebrated. Tested again.

7. The overburdened workhorse summoned the cavalry.

8. The inventor improvised, creating pure fiction.

9. Her instincts were hardly ever wrong.

10. The summit wasn’t their high point.

11. Her big break was not “lucky”!

12. The grind required fresh beans daily.

[August prompts: tested, workhorse, the inventor, instincts, summit, big break, the grind.]

XXXs — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

XXXs — drawing room mock-up

Pistols at dawn (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 detail of a landscape painting that I will write about in my next post.

30. A sudden downpour drowned them out.

31. School supplies are not purely academic.

1. Step by step, slowly but surely.

2. Dusting herself off again revealed grit.

3. The fighter’s toughest opponent was himself.

4. Pistols at dawn. Heartbreak at daybreak.

5. The pep talk addressed their get-up-and-go.

[July/August prompts: sudden storm, school supplies, step by step, grit, the fighter, at dawn, pep talk.]

All or nothing (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 painting is a detail of another personal project based on an old Polyvore set: ‘The Fountain on Two-Way Street’.

23. Clean cotton. Must be laundry day.

24. Freshly cut grass: short and sweet.

25. The synesthetic interpreter transcribed colourful conversations.

26. It was a cute new angle.

27. The boss lady was no lady.

28. Their recycled drinking water tasted normal.

29. A calculated risk: all or nothing.

[July prompts: clean cotton, freshly cut, colourscape, new angle, boss lady, recycle, risk.]

Repurposed (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.

16. Inspired. Written. Reconsidered. Rewritten. Edited. Exhausted.

17. Treasure lost. Dog ate my map.

18. Newborn little darling; best idea ever.

19. They relocated and stumbled upon paradise.

20. The carpenter somehow made ends meet.

21. New management couldn’t keep up appearances.

22. Repurposed sofas eventually recovered from embarrassment.

[July prompts: edited, lost treasure, newborn, relocate, the carpenter, new management, repurpose.]

Creative exercise (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.

9. Moving day came. Moving day went.

10. New ferris wheels provided breathtaking views.

11. A healthy starter? I ordered dessert.

12. Page one. The possibilities are endless.

13. They discovered light in the darkness.

14. The hidden restaurant simmered with revelations.

15. Creative exercise, done daily, defies routine.

[July prompts: moving day, new wheels, healthy start, page one, discovered, hidden restaurant, daily practice.]