The days are growing longer and darkness is pulling back. It is time for LIGHT!
Visible light (commonly referred to simply as light) is electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye, and is responsible for the sense of sight. Visible light has a wavelength in the range of about 380 nanometres to about 740 nm – between the invisible infrared, with longer wavelengths and the invisible ultraviolet, with shorter wavelengths.
Primary properties of visible light are intensity, propagation direction, frequency or wavelength spectrum, and polarisation, while its speed in a vacuum, 299,792,458 meters per second, is one of the fundamental constants of nature. Visible light, as with all types of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), is experimentally found to always move at this speed in vacuum.
In common with all types of EMR, visible light is emitted and absorbed in tiny “packets” called photons, and exhibits properties of both waves and particles. This property is referred to as the wave–particle duality. The study of light, known as optics, is an important research area in modern physics.
In physics, the term light sometimes refers to electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength, whether visible or not. This article focuses on visible light. See the electromagnetic radiation article for the general term.
Such a theoretical description. I bet you can do much better! 😉
Write a story about LIGHT in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it. And don’t forget there are other meanings of ‘light’.
Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.
Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…
Every two weeks on Wednesday I will post a new theme for this Six Word Story Challenge. Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.
Will you join me? Will you? Say you do 😀 And share the challenge news!
Have fun writing,
READ THE LIGHT-STORIES OF:
- Of Glass & Papers: #6WSC: Light
- Jo-Anne Teal: You smiled, and I breathed again.
- Hash Tag, Jonathan: Six Word Story Challenge – Light
- The Local Lens: Light: a Six Word Story
- What’s (in) the Picture: Six Word Story Challenge: Light
- Karavanseraiet: Six word story challenge, light
- Colonialist’s blog: Really awful light entertainment
- Mormor: Six Word Story Challenge: Light
- Prof. Calculus: Unbeaten sprinter of our Universe. Light!
- Dauw: Light
- Gil Gonzalez: Six Word Story Challenge – Light
- Crackerberries: With light there is no darkness
Who’s next? 😉
The next challenge will be posted on Wednesday, April 24. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar 6WMB-uitdaging: Licht.
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25 thoughts on “Six Word Story Challenge: Light”
LOL I forgot to post my own light story here. Well, here it is, published on April 11th:
Hello MD… I almost forgot about this. Here’s my entry for light. Thanks for keeping up the great work. Can’t wait for the next challenge! http://wp.me/p3dy1B-60
God brings light into people’s lives, and faith will lift the darkness. A true story in only six words, my compliments.
And you won’t have to wait long, tomorrow at 6.45 AM (Dutch time) the new challenge will be up. 😀
Here’s mine, Marion.
A beautiful combination of dark and light, of despair and hope, Gil.
Hi Marion, here ‘s my (second) entry for this weeks challenge
Both your photography and words are jewels in a sea of light, dearest Dauw.
Unbeaten sprinter of our Universe. Light!
What a beautiful way to describe this fantastic phenomena, Sid. It is a very fast traveler!
My light is finally shining.
Best whises and thans for hosting.
Oh, Mormor, this is beautiful: photo and story! Thank you for bringing light into our lives.
Pure sanity. Pure power. Pure light.
The power of light, strong enough to chase monsters away. And to make energy. A strong story.
First try!! http://wp.me/paGem-25w
Light can play tricks on you. And if you always trust your sight only, you will not see the hidden places. An interesting story about light, Chris!
It took me longer to think up 6 words than 500, especially when trying to keep it relevant to ‘light’. Interesting post to write and I thought on it for awhile before I came up with something. Hemingway’s was heartbreaking!
Here’s contribution: http://thelocallens.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/light-a-six-word-story/
And that’s exactly what I love about these 6WSC, JD, they force you to write core words.
Kids can be so frightened of their dreams in the dark – my youngest son woke up countless times when he was little – and a simple light can be enough to chase the monsters away.
Oh yes, you told a complete and recognizable story.
Hey Marion. I’ve been looking forward to this. Here’s mine. 🙂 Cheers!
Jonny, thanks so much for participating! 🙂
The dark can be terrifying indeed. A strong story about the absence of light and what it does to people. May the sun shine brightly in your life.
You smiled, and I breathed again.
Jo-Anne, a single smile has so much power, sheds so much light into another person’s heart. Oh yes, a love story.
Eyes do seem to sparkle more when people are in love. Such a tender story, Sisyphus! And the image is gorgeous.