Say it in only six words.
Not seven, ten, or twenty—six.
Wordiness can get me in trouble. Details and backstory plow their way into the conversation. A propensity for long, winding stories can dwindle your friend circle. Family might be more direct, but only the most patient and kindest listeners will stay with you until you run out of breath.
I know this from first-hand experience.
As a remedy, I often challenge myself with the fine art of brevity. I write six-word stories.
The advantage of these gems is that I can finish them. The reader never gets bored, and I rarely leave these short manuscripts languishing unfinished on the pages of my journal.
This week, I offer you three, concise, six-word stories with a photo.
The sun waits shrouded in mist.
Never take chocolate from a dinosaur!
We run. We leap. Time stops.
Another six-word story, Standing Out Doesn’t Mean Alone.
If you really want to get into six words, I discovered this app where you can share Six-Word Memoirs.
I found numerous songs with six words in the title, my favorite? I’ll Never Fall in Love Again by the amazing Dionne Warwick.
And a six-word quotation:
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Find a little wonder this week (and tell someone—in six words).
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Love me a six word story! 💕