9/11. Today it is exactly twelve years ago that terrorists hijacked four airplanes to use them as human rockets. Two aircrafts buried themselves in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, another one in the Pentagon, Washington. A fourth plane crashed. In these terrorist attacks almost three thousand people died. Absolute horror.
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, often violent, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political, or ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of civilians. Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war.
The challenge for you:
Write a story about TERRORISM 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.
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 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!
I look forward to your stories.
READ THE STORIES ABOUT TERRORISM OF:
- Mormors klagemur: Six Word Story Challenge: Terrorism
- Julia Davis: Making reality our friend, never forget!!
- Figments of a DuTchess: 6WSC: Terrorisme
- Indira: Six Word Story Challenge: Terrorism
- Siddharth: “Men” with machine minds, heartless.
I will post a new Six Word Story Challenge every other week on Wednesday – so the next one on September 25. On alternating Wednesdays you can visit my dear Sister from overseas’ website Marian Allen for her story challenges. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verbeeld een Verhaal in Zes Woorden: Terrorisme.
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11 thoughts on “Six Word Story Challenge: Terrorism”
A good one, Marion. My 6WS deals with the Jalliawala Bagh massacre that occured in 1919, here in India. In a Park where thousands of Indians were present for a public gathering, the Brits sealed off all the entrances and then opened fired at every one of those present. Not excluding women, the crippled and small children. If it were today, won’t they call it Terrorism too?
My 6 Word story:
“Men” with machine minds, heartless.
That is indeed an act of terrorism, Sidd, horrifying and cruel without end. You have written a powerful sad story, that must be remembered.
Hi Marion, this was very thought provoking theme. here is my take on terrorism- http://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/six-word-story-challenge-terrorism/. Love and hugs.
You have said all there is to know about terrorism in only six words. Horrible acts. A sad but – alas – true story. *hugs*
Thanks Marion. Hugs.
Making reality our friend, never forget!!
We will never forget, my dearest friend *hugs*
Hm … I was in hospital the day it happened, and I did think, for a brief moment that somebody was playing some action movie. But no. That was “the real thing” Terrible.
Here is my contibution for your challenge.
And that fear can lead to a life of constant terror. I abhor it, Mormor.
A very strong story you have written. I didn’t believe the images on TV either at first.
Hi Marion, we in India also live under a constant threat of terrorism, don’t know when and where they will strike. What happened on 9/11 was horrible.
No good can ever come from force and violence against the innocent. Why can’t they see that?! Stay safe, Indira *hugs*