#6WSC Super or Superfluous?

ornamentalIt isn’t necessary. It serves no purpose. Or it does serve a purpose, but the purpose could have been served more simply.

And how simply is “simply”? Do windows really need elaborate facings? Do they need facings at all? Do they need curtains? Do they need glass? Do we need windows?

Ornamentation. Does making something fancier than it needs to be a good thing or a bad thing? An act of generosity or of vanity? Or does “ornamental” make you think of flowers, shrubs, trees?

6wscWrite a 6-word story on your own blog (or, if you don’t have your own blog, in the comments here). Use a picture to help illustrate or illuminate your story. Post a link to your story in the comments, so we can come visit and read and discover one another.

Later in the day, or maybe tomorrow, I’ll update this post with my own story (assuming I can come up with one!).

The next challenge will be one week from today, June 26, on the blog of the lovely and talented Marion Driessen, and the next will be here two weeks from today, on July 3.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write that 6 Word Story!

UPDATE: Here’s mine.

Purely Ornamental

Eliot was wrong: They’re not practical.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “#6WSC Super or Superfluous?

  1. Jane

    June 20, 2013 at 10:02am

    How about:
    Super AND superfluous: Cats love anyway.

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      Marian Allen

      June 20, 2013 at 10:16am

      Cats do, indeed, love. When Mom was in the hospital, her cats wandered around looking for her. My old cat used to walk up to the bus stop with me to meet Sara’s school bus. 🙂

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