SIX-WORD STORY CHALLENGE – “WAITING”

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Alone now, our film never started.


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: SIX-WORD STORY CHALLENGE – “WAITING”

Friday Fictioneers – 11 OCTOBER 2019

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Family Background

“How about this one?” he asked in broken Teochew.

His grandmother peered at it through her glasses. “Oh, that’s your grandfather. We were watching an opera,” she said as she handed it back to him.

“What’s the name?” he asked.

She told him but he would forget as soon as he heard it. His Teochew was at best elementary so talking to his grandmother was tedious at times, since she could only speak Teochew.

It was a long afternoon but he was determined to understand what happened in the past from grandmother before everything disappeared into the forgetful history.

(99 words)


This is really what I wished I had done before my grandmother passed. My grandfather was dead before I was born, so I never really knew him. My father’s generation could speak Mandarin, of course, but they were not in the habit of talking about our family history. Meanwhile, with my rudimentary command of our dialect, I was too embarrassed to talk to my grandmother because she spoke the purest form of Teochew while my Teochew is contaminated with all the rubbish slang and weird altered pronunciations derived from other languages – or so both my parents claimed.

Sadly, that chance is lost forever. I don’t think my parents will ever tell me what happened in the past – they wouldn’t even tell me how they met!

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: Friday Fictioneers – 11 OCTOBER 2019

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #6 – October 5, 2019

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when he noticed, she’s already left


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Welcome to Week #6 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #6 (October 5, 2019 – October 11, 2019)

Loss

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I will do a roundup post each Friday. So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

I can’t wait to read your stories. 😀 I hope that you’ll be back for next week’s Six Word Story Prompt. 🙂

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

Prompt: Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #6 – October 5, 2019

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #40

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gaia of the house

cosy little home
she balances on her back –
entire world to her


I must say, Susi’s challenges are really getting more challenging. It took me quite a while to get this down. Then the title of this senryuu is another challenge. All in all, I like this. Not my usual finesse, probably, but I still like it.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 10/12/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #40

In Other Words, repair…

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

having a proper resolution
after each conflict,
no repairs would be needed.
after all, we were
made to fit.


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word repair as inspiration
Link back to this post

If you are on WordPress this will create a pingback.
If you are not on WordPress put a link to your post in the comments.
You can also post your story or poem in the comments.

Prompt: In Other Words, repair…

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #4 – September 21, 2019

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appreciating beauty underneath all flaws – acceptance


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Welcome to Week #4 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #4 (September 21, 2019 – September 27, 2019)

Unconditional love

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I will do a roundup post each Friday. So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

I can’t wait to read your stories. 😀 I hope that you’ll be back for next week’s Six Word Story Prompt. 🙂

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

Prompt: Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #4 – September 21, 2019

Weekend Writing Prompt #124 – Barter

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I barter my heart for your love and we both profit.

(11 words)


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

    • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
    • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

 

Prompt: Weekend Writing Prompt #124 – Barter

Friday Fictioneers – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Destiny

“Frog at the bottom of the well.”

“What?” Euan looked over. They were lying shirtless in his room, staring out the sky window when his male friend suddenly blurted out.

“We’re naive to think this is how big the sky is. But this is just a portion of the vast sky,” he explained. “We were born and raised in this town but they’ve never accepted us. Somewhere out there though, someone will accept us for who we are.”

He mulled over the words and decided. “All right, let’s run away together!” Euan finally agreed.

They squeezed each other’s hand.

(99 words)


Frog at the bottom of the well. A Chinese proverb. I think this is possibly one of the most well-known proverb many people would know, so it does not really require much explanation.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: Friday Fictioneers – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

The Simple Things #2

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Starbucks (Singapore): Blueberry Swirl Wafer Cheesecake and of course, coffee

  1. COFFEE
  2. dark chocolates
  3. cakes

Wow, looking at this list, I’m an absolute glutton!

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Every Saturday, I will share three things that I believe to be the simple things in life, yet things that make me extremely happy. I invite you to do the same.

Now, it’s your turn! Share with me three simple things in life that make you happy. Please reblog, share this post, and give others a smile and a little bit of love. If you reblog the post, please ping or tag my blog and use the words Simple Things” and “Happy as your blog entry tags.

Are you ready, folks? Can we keep the love flowing by sharing the simple things that make us happy? This is our The Simple Things Share Post #2. Have fun and let the happiness begin!

Prompt: The Simple Things #2