Category: Writing Challenges

An opportunity to improve my storytelling skills

Six Word Story Challenge: Wicked

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O ver at the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, Nicola has challenged us to write a story in six words on the subject of Wicked.

Here is my entry:
They never know, but I do.

Daily Prompt: Apprentice

Today’s Daily Prompt from WordPress is Apprentice and I have edited one of my old stories that fits the challenge.

On July 25, 1968 I took a dispatch from the Apprenticeship Director of IBEW Local 728 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) and began my career in the Electrical Trade. I was 19 years old, married—with a child on the way—and clueless as to what life had in store for me.

After I filled out the necessary forms one of the owners, Earl, gave me some advice that rings true today, “Keep your mouth shut and your ears open and you will learn all you need to know about this trade”.

Fiction in 50: Closure

Bruce has challenged us to craft a story using fewer than 51 words on the following topic:

 

Six Word Story Challenge: Outcast

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Over at the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, Nicola has challenged us to write a story in six words on the topic of Outcast.

Here is my entry:
I’m alone, even in a crowd.

Friday Fictioneers: The Eyes Have It

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Genre: Fiction
Title: The Eyes Have It
Word Count: 100

It was Friday afternoon and the work week was officially over. A hungry and thirsty crowd was filling up the Pizzeria. Their orders for drinks and appetizers threatened to overwhelm the kitchen staff.
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