Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 01/05/2021

Happy New Year!! Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!


16 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 01/05/2021

  1. Some humans are unpleasant, but others are not so bad. I know this is not a widely accepted view; but look I’ve found a couple of them who leave a convenient selection of nuts for me hanging on a manner of long, very narrow tree which goes around the edge of their territory. I know those nuts are there for me. I can tell because while they usually jabber away in their strange breathy language, saying not a lot with a great many sounds, with me they make a noise that goes: “click click”, in the corner of their cheeks. Now this I understand. It means:

    “Hello; you’re handsome; look at your lovely fur; and your bright eyes; and as for that tail, I wish I was the owner of a tail like that; in fact I just wish I had any tail at all. So useful for balance and looking beautiful.”

    Poor things.

    There is something wrong with them lately. They have retreated to their nests. They don’t come out as often, and when they do, they looked worried. So when the one with long fur on her head came out I decided to just show that not only was I handsome, with a beautiful tail and bright, lovely eyes, I was also generous. I picked up a nut. It was one they had given me themselves, so it was the least I could do. I leaned out and just popped it right in that open mouth which looked as though it was about give a hearty “click click”. And after some chewing that “click click” did indeed sound. Now it meant: “you are handsome, bright eyed, with a lovely tail and very generous, on top of all your other qualities”.

    Thank you Christine!


  2. It seemed innocent enough. The squirrel was friendly, wasn’t it? She was holding the berry in a way that would allow the furry creature to pluck it out of her mouth so he would only get the small fruit. But she was wrong. The squirrel wasn’t quite as “friendly” as he seemed, and was overly-aggressive when it came to getting at the berry. Little did she know that the reasoning was that he was sick; it wasn’t his fault. The dizziness he experienced affected his depth perception, which caused him to inadvertently catch her bottom lip. She jumped back immediately, let out a scream, and clamped her hand to her now-bleeding mouth. “Are you okay?” her husband asked. “Yeah, I’m fine,” she replied as she looked at the blood on her hand. A couple days later, she started experiencing the symptoms. It would not be labelled COVID-19 until a few months later.
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