Prompt 14: In Trying to be Concise

Write a story in six words.

Yeah. That’s right. This week, I challenge you to tell an entire story using only six words.
Though it may seem impossible, six-word stories have grown in popularity over the past few years, particularly on Twitter. The website’s 140 character limit for tweets is the perfect platform for writers in the process of answering a prompt like this. To help you, here are a few examples. I can’t wait to see what kinds of stories you all write!

Here is one from Twitter:

Here is one from Ernest Hemingway:


Weekend Writing Warrior rules:

You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response.

You may submit your writing by:

  1. Posting your answer in the comment section below.
  2. Emailing
    1. Include a short note in the email indicating whether or not you want your writing to be posted on the blog for you (if for whatever reason you wish to be anonymous or you do not have a WordPress account) or if you would like to work with the content editor of The Waterhole to turn your response into a guest blog piece (see examples of guest blogs).
  3. Commenting on the corresponding Facebook post of this writing prompt on our WSP Facebook page.

To submit prompts for the Weekend Writing Warrior, email


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