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Six Word Story Challenge: Youth

A lighter subject this time! 🙂 Plus a couple of quotes for inspiration:

Youth is wasted on the young.
– George Bernard Shaw

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
– Aristotle

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
– Victor Hugo

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
– Bill Vaughan

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
– Robert Browning

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
– Beverly Sills

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Youth is the time of life when one is young, but often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity). Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. An individual’s actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals can exist at all ages. Youth is also defined as the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.

The challenge for you:

Write a story about YOUTH 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 STORIES ABOUT YOUTH OF:

Who’s next? :)

I will post a new Six Word Story Challenge every other week on Wednesday – so the next one on October 9. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verbeeld een Verhaal in Zes Woorden: Jeugd.

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

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6WSC: Terrorism

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Terrorism

SET ON FIRE BY SAD DELUSION

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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.

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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.

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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 STORIES ABOUT TERRORISM OF:

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

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Six Word Story Challenge: Memory

Are you a person who remembers everything in just a second? Do you have a photographic memory? Or is remembering a problem? Some people live in the past, others only remember the last five minutes of their lives. Our memory is a strange phenomenon. You can’t see it, can’t touch it, but it is there, somewhere. One minute it hides in a corner of your mind, the next it pops up at inconvenient moments, like in the middle of the night.

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image: Main Policy Institute

In psychology, memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved:

Encoding allows information that is from the outside world to reach our senses in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli. In this first stage we must change the information so that we may put the memory into the encoding process.

Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that we maintain information over periods of time.

Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that we have stored. We must locate it and return it to our consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information.

The challenge for you:

Write a story about MEMORY 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 :D  And share the challenge news!

Have fun writing,
Marion

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READ THE MEMORY STORIES OF:

Who’s next? :)

I will post a new Six Word Story Challenge every other week on Wednesday – so the next one on September 11. 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: Geheugen.

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

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials
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30814 – Vacation

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6WSC: Vacation

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Vacation:

Only three weeks ago?! Need more!

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Six Word Story Challenge: Vacation

The summer holiday… is over – at least for me. But we still have our memories! Whenever I close my eyes, I see the glorious images and colors of the United States of America. Our four week road trip was unforgettable and is forever etched in my heart.

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A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.
A person may take a longer break from work, such as a sabbatical, gap year, or career break.

The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Once the idea of travel and recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford. In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.

How was your summer vacation? Or is it still calling out to you? Did you stay at home or were you visiting other regions or countries? What do you like, want or need in a holiday? What does it take to make you feel free?

Write a story about your VACATION 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…

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 :D  And share the challenge news!

Have fun writing,
Marion

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READ THE VACATION STORIES OF:

Who’s next? :)

I will post a new Six Word Story Challenge every other week on Wednesday – so the next one on August 28. 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: Vakantie.

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

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials

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6WSC: Push that button!

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Commercials

Even better, faster, newer, astonishi… OFF!

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