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I recently came across an interesting storytelling website called Six Word Stories. Do you think you could write a story in six words? This may sound like the easiest challenge I've given you, but, in truth, it may be the most difficult! 

Your Task

1. Review some examples of Six Word Stories for inspiration.

2. Add a new blog post. Use the title Writing Challenge: A Six Word Story 

3. Write your own six word story. Keep the following in mind:

  • Punctuation is allowed. Your story can be more than one sentence. 
  • The story must have exactly six words. A contraction (I'm, we're, they've) counts as one.
  • Your reader should be able to visualize a beginning, a middle, and an ending to your story.
  • Do NOT copy a story or idea that you read. Write your own story, please. 

4. After you write your story, think about which category or genre it belongs to. Place the genre above your story. Here are some to pick from: 

  • A sad story
  • A crime story
  • A science fiction story
  • A love story
  • A comedy
  • A true story

5. (Optional) Share one of the best stories you read on Six Word Stories. Tell us what you like about it. Provide a link to the page you found it on and credit the author. (See my example below.)

6. Share a link to your post in the comments below. When you read a Six Word Story by a MyEC blogger, leave a comment and suggest a title for the story. 

My Six Word Story

Category: A Love Story 

She washed the dishes. He dried. 

A story on Six Word Stories that I liked: 

Category: Mistakes

"One candle, unattended. Only ashes remain."

By Alexia

I like Alexia's story because it shows how quickly life can change. It's a really sad story. I enjoy candlelight, but I prefer battery operated candles because I don't trust myself not to make this mistake. I have a few candles that look real, but aren't.  

*This month's writing challenge was inspired by the saddest book ever written.

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Comment by Keerthivasan on July 24, 2014 at 9:32
Comment by Lady Harmony on July 14, 2014 at 17:57





A payments of my Father's Credits


I wait but he left me!

I am going to write those stories.

I need a partner to finish it.

Comment by Nicolas Aung on July 8, 2014 at 4:31

My Six words story

Category : life

Be Happy with what you have .

Comment by Stephen on May 22, 2014 at 11:49

My six words story

Category : horror

70, just realized have wasted life

Comment by Mahmoud on May 15, 2014 at 23:42

My six words story

Category : Fiction

Why don't we live in peace ?

Comment by Camelia on May 13, 2014 at 18:43

My six word science fiction story:

She was created in three darkness.

If you knew that "she" is my little baby girl.
And three darkness are: The darkness of membrane (amniotic sac), the uterine and the abdomen.

What can you conclude? :D

Comment by Mishaikh on May 10, 2014 at 10:55

Here is another attempt. Please visit to read:

Comment by Zahra on May 9, 2014 at 20:31

Hi dear Tara,

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

Here is my story.

Have a great time.


Comment by Stranger in the night on May 6, 2014 at 18:44

Pardon modemoiselle, here you are: 

My Six Words Story

Comment by Tara Benwell on May 6, 2014 at 18:36

Some members forgot to share a link to their stories. You can find most of the responses in our Featured Blogs

Who will write the next 6 Word Story? 

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