Tag Archives: microfiction

A gift (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 new work in progress.

20. Renewed, like a gift just opened.

21. You don’t see it? Watch me!

22. The underdog was a dark horse.

23. There is always one last chance.

24. In pursuit… a trail gone cold.

25. The oath was a four-letter word.

26. His hardheaded habits weren’t all bad.

[August prompts: renewed, watch me!, the underdog, last chance, in pursuit, the oath, hard habit.]

Together

Working Together, They Proved Everybody Wrong — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm each, 2018. Available.

Two more mini paintings ~ the title is another of my six-word stories: “Working together, they proved everybody wrong”. It seemed as good a title as any.

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Autocorrect (word prompts)

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

18. He misunderstood and swore under oath.

19. …pursuing him through time and space…

20. I’m happy to be a dreamer.

21. A pathfinder, she led by example.

22. Mea culpa, not “me cuppa”, autocorrect!

23. On the edge, circling and undecided.

24. Her biggest fear was not spiders.

[June prompts: under oath, the huntress, dreamer, pioneer girl, mea cuppa, on the edge, biggest fear…]

Rewriting the narrative (word prompts)

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

11. Not everyone gets to say goodbye.

12. Changes are changes. That is all.

13. The lone warrior won their respect.

14. The visionary didn’t see history repeating.

15. She dared and called their bluff.

16. The front line was strictly avant-garde.

17. On the scene, rewriting the narrative.

[June prompts: hard truth, changes, lone warrior, the visionary, she dared, front line, on the scene.]

Thesaurus (word prompts)

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

4. The unknown _______ _______. Fill in the blanks.

5. Stop lying. You’ll give yourself away.

6. The showman relied on looked for found his old timeworn thesaurus.

7. The new kid sang old songs.

8. Overcoming stage fright, enjoying the limelight.

9. The peacemaker’s plan was disarmingly simple.

10. Reaching new heights made her dizzy.

[June prompts: the unknown, real you, the showman, new kid, stage fright, peace maker, new heights.]