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My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Shopping

Month passed. Money left. Shopping allowed.



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Six Word Story Challenge: Shopping

Seventh heaven? Or the deepest depths of hell? How do you feel when you go shopping? Is it a blessing? Do you dance across town or the supermarket? Or do you hate it and drag yourself from one shop to another like a zombie; perhaps race through it all to escape as quickly as possible?

Shopping is the examining of goods or services from retailers with the intent to purchase at that time.


It sounds very easy, but things can get in the way. Funny experiences. Success or failures 😉 I’d love to hear your story!

The challenge for you:

Write a story about SHOPPING 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.



The next challenge will be published on February 19. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Winkelen.

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
130911 – Terrorism
130925 – Youth
131030 – The Weather
131113 – Film
131127 – Art
131211 – Food
131229 – Retrospect
140122 – Puzzle


Posted in Animals, Culture/History, Humour, Photo, Six Word Saturday

Carnival in town

My Saturday in six words:



Want to play along? All that’s necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.

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Posted in Personal, Six Word Saturday

Happy Birthday!

Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that’s necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.


Never Too Old To Hug Mom


Yesterday evening the long awaited annual academy party, theme ‘Oriental’. Everyone was dressed up and we even had a belly dance workshop! It’s all about coordination and balance, the graceful lady said. Do you realize how hard it is to move your feet, shake your hips and graciously wave your arm at the same time?! How I thanked my karate training 😉 But we had so much fun and danced all night long. Later this week I hope to publish some photos. The least embarrassing ones.

This lovely lady is my mother, and tomorrow we will drive south to celebrate her birthday with her and Dad. The hunt for a nice gift for Mom led us on a shopping spree this afternoon. Then later my partner took his father and me out for a candle-light dinner.

My sons will be very grateful tomorrow morning… once they taste their grandmother’s cherry pie and cake. But until that moment they will want their beds in stead of sitting in the back of my car.

A happy weekend. I hope you are having one too! 🙂



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Posted in Humour

Hilarious post by Renée Fisher: And she Spanx, too

For quite some time I have been following Renée’s blog Life in the Boomer Lane, Musings of a former hula hoop champion. And yesterday’s post simply cracked me up.

You really need to read this: And she Spanx, too. Enjoy! 😉