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The Hunt Is On


 

Full moon is rising

Hunters stare in eyes of prey

Winter on doorstep

 

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photo: Pixabay

FULL HUNTER’S MOON

Most of our monthly full Moon names come from Native American and early American folklore, and were originally used to mark the progression of the seasons.

The first full Moon to occur after the Harvest Moon (which is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox) is the Full Hunter’s Moon. Some folks believe that this full Moon was called the Full Hunter’s Moon because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. Since the harvesters had recently reaped the fields under the Harvest Moon, hunters could easily see the fattened deer and other animals that had come out to glean (and the foxes and wolves that had come out to prey on them).


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My entry in Frank J. Tassone‘s Haikai Challenge #108

HUNTER’S MOON

Posted in Six Word Saturday

Chopping ingredients. Tickling taste buds. Soup!

 

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After two weeks of working overtime, it is time to relax. And cooking while listening to an audiobook is just that.

Have a tasty Saturday! x

Posted as part of Six Word Saturday

Posted in Six word story challenges

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.

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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 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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Six Word Story Challenge: Puzzle

To keep our thirsty brains occupied, we often take up the challenge of puzzles. There are all kinds of puzzles: logic puzzles, mathematical and mechanical puzzles, paper and picture, word and game puzzles, and many more.

A puzzle is a problem or game that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to put together pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution. Puzzles are often contrived as a form of entertainment, but they can also stem from serious mathematical or logistical problems — in such cases, their successful resolution can be a significant contribution to mathematical research.

Solutions to puzzles may require recognizing patterns and creating a particular order. People with a high inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving these puzzles than others. Puzzles based on the process of inquiry and discovery to complete may be solved faster by those with good deduction skills.

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The challenge for you:

Write a story about PUZZLES in just six words. Or let the story be the PUZZLE! 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 PUZZLE STORIES OF:

Who’s next? :)

The next challenge will be published on February 5. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Puzzel.

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

6WSC

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Six Word Story Challenge: Retrospect

This week, the Six Word Story Challenge – 6WSC – is all about RETROSPECT. With the new year this close, it might be fun to look back at 2013. What kind of experiences would you like to transform into New Year’s resolutions? What would you like to forget immediately? And to which moments would you love to hold on forever?

What would you like to share about your past year?

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The challenge for you:

Write a story about RETROSPECT 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 RETROSPECT-STORIES OF:

Who’s next? :)

The next challenge will be published on January 22. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Terugblik.

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

6WSC

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Six Word Story Challenge: Commercials

130703reclame3We all are confronted with commercials on daily basis. Advertisements in magazines, commercials on the radio and TV, on billboards and even in the air. Sometimes it is useful – like when you’re hungry halfway through the movie, or when you need to visit the bathroom. But apart from that… 

How do you feel about commercials? Can we do without? Is it interesting to know what is for sale? New products? Where you can shop cheapest? Are there commercials especially annoying? Or do you like them?

Tell us YOUR story about COMMERCIALS 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 :D  And share the challenge news!

Have fun writing,
Marion

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READ THE ADVERTISING STORIES OF:

Who’s next? :)

During the summer holiday you can visit my dear sister from overseas’ website Marian Allen. She will take over the 6WSC during the holiday, and as usual on alternating Wednesdays after. The next 6WSC at Figments will be up on Wednesday, August 14th. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verbeeld een Verhaal in Zes Woorden: Reclame.

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

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130624 – Inspiration

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