#6WSC Blast

6wscWhile my sister from across the sea, Marion Driessen (The DuTchess) is on vacation, I’m carrying on her Wednesday challenge. When she returns, she and I will do it on alternate Wednesdays.

cosmicexplosionBLAST — It comes suddenly. A blast of hot air. A blast of lightning. Someone fires a gun. Someone sets off a bomb. Someone loses control of emotion. A rocket takes off for the stars. A party turns out to be much more fun than you expected.

Write a tiny little story in only six words (not counting the title).

Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.


Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…

Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here. I’ll post my own in the pm.

The next 6WSC at Figments of a DuTchess will be up on Wednesday, August 14th.

Is mine:


Lightning left only Pete’s wooden leg.



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 Blast

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      Marian Allen

      July 11, 2013 at 7:48am

      Thanks, Damyanti. 🙂 That’s actually a photo of a tree right outside my mother’s door we saw get struck by lightning during a torrential rain and thunderstorm. It was raining too hard for it to burn, I guess. The lightning just blasted it into kindling. There were bits of wood all over the yard, and hanging in the leaves of other trees!

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  1. emmanuel

    July 11, 2013 at 6:56am

    what a wonderful six word story, i love that men. that is dam good. kudos.

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      Marian Allen

      July 11, 2013 at 7:51am

      Thanks, Emmanuel! I’m sorry your comments went into moderation; I had to raise the bar on my spam filter because I get so many spam comments (I call them spomments). I hope you visit again, and I hope your next comment goes through immediately. If it doesn’t, I’ll approve it as soon as I see it. 🙂

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  2. Jane

    July 11, 2013 at 9:32am

    Wow. A six word story with an illustration!
    You go all out for us!
    Great story. Great image.

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      Marian Allen

      July 11, 2013 at 9:46am

      When you gonna set up your own blog and go all out, too? (TEH WIRLD NEADS MOAR JANE)

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