the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

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.

Views: 2998

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of MyEnglishClub to add comments!

Join MyEnglishClub

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

MY SIX WORDS STORY :

1.CATEGORY: FACT

MY NAKED WEAPON SOLVE THE GANGSTER

2.CATEGORY: LIFE

A payments of my Father's Credits

3.CATEGORY: RELATIONSHIP

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:
http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/writing-challenge-a-six-wo...

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.

:) 


SpamBuster
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? 

How to Report a Member
FIRST, go to the member's page. Click "Report Member" at the bottom of the page. Fill in the form and send.

Popular on EnglishClub
ESL Games
Listen to News
English Grammar
English Vocabulary
Search English Club

MyEC Terms of Service

Technical HELP

Please DON'T Plagiarize!

Test your level

MyEC Moderators
Robbie
Grace
Expector Smith
Nadira 
T Mal

Josef Essberger

Official MyEC Page

Official MyEC Welcoming Committee

Learning English Games

English Prepositions List

Play and learn English. Play at home or in class. Fun and educational. Available here!

Forum

Smoking

Started by dara gino in General Discussion. Last reply by Prabhat yesterday. 142 Replies

Millions of people smoke cigarettes. Do we have to join and share with them? What about our health, money and time? Are you with it, or against it? Some people say, it's useful for the creation of thoughts!

the smile

Started by dara gino in General Discussion. Last reply by dara gino yesterday. 64 Replies

Is it good to approach someone with a smile or a surly face?Is it necessary to smile when greeting somebody? Do we have to smile when we meet?To what extent does the smile control our behavior?Continue

Who knows what's best for me: I or my government...?

Started by Jeffrey Raven in General Discussion. Last reply by Onee-chan 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Sometimes I have to remind myself that People and their Governments are not the same: Governments have their ideas about how a country should be run (developed), while People have their own ideas about this process.On the one hand, some counties are…Continue

Why Do We Attain Knowledge?

Started by Just Learner in General Discussion. Last reply by saba 18 hours ago. 8 Replies

Why do we attain knowledge?A). To argueB). To correct actionsC). To recognize CreatorD). To gain higher status in societyE). To ascertain right and wrong.You can choose more than one option and answer in the comment box, but a brief explanation if…Continue

© 2017   Created by Josef Essberger.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report Member  |  Terms of Service