Lava… lamp (word prompts)

Here are seven more six-word stories prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m slowly catching up after our time away on holiday.

29. Shadow lurker, cloaked unconvincingly in gloom.

30. Catacombs of disputed origin were fathomless.

31. Monster party! Get your freak on!

  1. You’re the lava to my lamp.

  2. My rock anthem? Whole Lotta Love!

  3. Their gathering place purred with music.

  4. A backyard game? Does sleeping count?

[October/November prompts: shadow lurker, catacombs, monster party, soulmate, my rock, gathering place, backyard game.]

The crows (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The painting in the background is a detail of ‘Things are Looking Up’.

22. Her dream was his worst nightmare.

23. Ancestor’s curse fell on deaf ears.

24. The crows themselves were not superstitious.

25. Bitten! Smitten! Must be a lovebug.

26. Autumn: a treat for the senses.

27. Her imagination was the spookiest place…

28. Mischief makers teased the fun police.

[October prompts: worst nightmare, ancestor’s curse, the crows, bitten!, fall treat, spookiest place, mischief makers.]

Friendly ghosts (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.

15. Their menagerie included jitterbugs and goosebumps.

16. Pleasant memories surfaced like friendly ghosts.

17. Happily, the glass was half full.

18. I’d rather be free-spirited than ghoul-oriented.

19. Typical. It must be after midnight.

20. The losing pumpkin made prize-winning soup.

21. They possessed desire but owned defeat.

[October prompts: goosebumps, friendly ghost, thirst, ghoul-oriented, after midnight, prize pumpkin, possessed.]

A no-brainer (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.

8. The Zombie Ball was a no-brainer.

9. Pranked! Again! It’s just not funny : (

10. Her cauldron stew, a legendary brew.

11. She wished she believed in omens.

12. Grave digger wanted. Gold digger misheard.

13. Confused, the scarecrow consulted the rain.

14. Her favourite candy was… um… yes : )

[October prompts: zombie ball, pranked, cauldron stew, the omen, grave digger, scarecrow, favourite candy.]

Sugar rush (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The background was made many years ago using 3D modelling software Bryce. My Mac (un)reliably informs me that I created the image in 1970. Okay. Sure. I’d put it a little closer to 2002 but what do I know?

1. The vine carelessly embraced the statue.

2. Stone cold, impatient for the thaw.

3. Sugar rush, headlong into sweet surrender.

4. A Bloody Mary without tomatoes? Ew!

5. Ding dong. Wake up, sleepy head!

6. Mrs. Bones didn’t believe in leftovers.

7. The cellar felt safe and warm.

[October prompts: creeper, stone cold, sugar rush, Bloody Mary, ding dong, Mrs. Bones, the cellar.]

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.]