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Six word story: Second-hand

The writing prompt for this week’s Six word story challenge is SECOND-HAND.

A second-hand or used good is one that is being purchased by or otherwise transferred to a second or later end user. A used good can also simply mean it is no longer in the same condition as it was when transferred to the current owner.

Used goods may be transferred informally between friends and family for free as “hand-me-downs” or they may be sold for a fraction of their original price at garage sales or in church bazaar fundraisers. 

These plates I bought at a second-hand market. Or perhaps they are third-hand. I also love old tin cans and regularly wear second-hand clothes. They have a lot to tell, those used goods. Will you be their voice?

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The challenge for you:

Write a story about SECOND-HAND goods 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.

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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.

Have fun writing!
Marion

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Six Word Story Challenge: Astronomical Object

The Six Word Story Challenge of this week is all about ASTRONOMICAL OBJECTS  or CELESTIAL BODIES.

Astronomical objects or celestial objects are naturally occurring physical entities, associations or structures that current science has demonstrated to exist in the observable universe.

The term astronomical object is sometimes used interchangeably with astronomical body. Typically, an astronomical (celestial) body refers to a single, cohesive structure that is bound together by gravity (and sometimes by electromagnetism).

Astronomical objects are gravitational bound structures that are associated with a position in space, but may consist of multiple independent astronomical bodies or objects. These objects range from single planets to star clusters, nebulae or entire galaxies. A comet may be described as a body, in reference to the frozen nucleus of ice and dust, or as an object, when describing the nucleus with its diffuse coma and tail.

Just a few examples: stars (like the sun), planets (like our dear earth), moons, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, galaxies, you name it and it’s out there. And plenty of unnamed ones too!

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So here’s the challenge for you: step outside and stare upwards until you can

write a story about an ASTRONOMICAL OBJECT 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.

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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.
Marion

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READ THE ASTRONOMICAL STORIES OF:

Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Hemellichaam.

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
140205 – Shopping
140219 – Dilemma
140312 – Daredevil
140326 – Friends
140513 – Garden
140529 – Elections

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Bond. James Bond.

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Daredevil

Now where is that Bond dude?

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Balance

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Shopping

Month passed. Money left. Shopping allowed.

 

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Six Word Story Challenge: Dilemma

The Six Word Story Challenge of this week is all about DILEMMAS.

A dilemma (Greek: δί-λημμα “double proposition”) is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable. One in this position has been traditionally described as Being on the horns of a dilemma, neither horn being comfortable. This is sometimes more colorfully described as Finding oneself impaled upon the horns of a dilemma, referring to the sharp points of a bull’s horns, equally uncomfortable (and dangerous).

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The challenge for you:

Write a story about a DILEMMA 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.

SixWordStory

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.
Marion

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READ THE DILEMMAS OF:

The next challenge will be published on March 12. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Dilemma.

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
140205 – Shopping

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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.

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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.

SixWordStory

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.
Marion

vulpen

READ THE SHOPPING STORIES OF:

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

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M.C. Escher

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Puzzle

The challenge continues, even after completion.

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Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. Click and take a look at his amazing art!

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