Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 06/29/2021

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!


How it really feels: a poem

It is the darkest cave 
on the steepest slope
of the highest mountain
in the most remote
part of the world

It is the deepest abyss
in the most violent ocean
as far away from land
as any ocean can be
that is too deep to 
really know it exists

It is the farthest star
which has burnt out
in an unknown galaxy
beyond the milky way
with no heat left to light it

it is the obscure forest
with the highest pines
and the longest trails
devoid of sunlight
no longer a place of refuge

It is the coldest snow
coated with ice crystals
hard to the touch
too cold to feel
in a blanket of white
darkened with pain

It is the sharpest pain
in the most tender flesh
of the most innocent being
with no relief
only suffering

©2021 CBialczak Poetry