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Six Word Story Challenge: Terrorism

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.



Who’s next? :)

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.

Older stories:
130226 – Poverty
130313 – Spring
130327 – Writing

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials
130814 – Vacation
130829 – Memory



Caretaker of lads and cat. Writer. Typing away on my second feelgood novel, creating time during busy days, and nights if needed. Because I'd love to introduce you to the wonderful people who are living in my mind. Avid reader. RPGamer. No lady, but all woman.

11 thoughts on “Six Word Story Challenge: Terrorism

  1. 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.


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