Simply 6 Minutes – If this were Heaven

Who is the real boss?


#simply6minutes #stinewriting #flashfiction trippy optical illusions

If this were heaven

would I be content

with trippy illusions

and lack of substance.

Perhaps it’s not heaven

but an in-between haven.

Asylum, a refuge

to relax, celebration.

If this were heaven

joy and colour would calm

while I waited for loved ones,

to fall into their arms.

If this were heaven

I’d be excited to meet

authors and actors

who’d passed before me.

What a trip. What a blast.

Shallow, my ass.

Legends never encountered

by this average-Joe lass.

In sub-heaven I could meet

awesome writers who’d inspired

deep thought and introspection

when on Earth’s lonely sphere.

Fulfilled at this way-station

I could then resign

to loving forever

in candyfloss climes.


Simply 6 Minutes Challenge Note

Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.

  • You can either use one of…

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Simply 6 Minutes: Don’t Build Your House In A Flood Plain

Thanks for your participation! I have never lived that close to an airport but was a few miles from one and sometimes it sounded like a plane was going to crash on the ground

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Wikipedia tells us that a flood plain is “an area of land adjacent to a river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.” Obviously, these people didn’t follow that piece of advice.

Kind of like people who buy homes near airports. If you ever read the book Airport by Arthur Hailey, you know that one of the subplots is about people who built their homes near Lincoln International Airport (very loosely based on O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where I spent a lot of time both when I lived in Chicago and after moving to Atlanta). The people were assured by their real estate agents that noise from the airport would not be a problem, and of course it was, because just as the people who were building the airport put up signs…

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For Simply Six Minutes – Family Reunion

What a happy reunion!

Writer Ravenclaw

Three years is a long time in our world. Bob had lived in another zoo only a few miles away, but the humans couldn’t meet up, so we went into our own isolation. My friend, my very best friend and life partner, brought me in for a hug.

When we finally let go, we had so much to tell each other.

His home had been closed because his zoo wasn’t making money, but that was good news for us. We could be a family again. His children couldn’t wait to meet him too. We could be a proper family again.

We would never be parted again, and soon the zoo was open for visitors. Humans are a strange creature, but we often flock by the entrance to see the funny clothes they wear. Sometimes we play the colour game with our children.

Whoever gets to twenty first wins a prize…

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Six Minutes and Counting.. 11-23-2021

Fun little love

Sparks From A Combustible Mind

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Christine is our hostess for this prompt.   She writes:

*****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…

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Simply Six Minutes: 23rd November

Such fun dahling!


Christine of Stine Writing is our host for the Simply Six Minutes Photo challenge.
This one is brilliant!!
Dahling! It’s so good to see you!
Yeah, you too, but…………
It’s been months. You haven’t changed at all!
Erm, thanks. Can……………….
Let me just check your pouches……..
What? Do you mind!!
But Dahling! You need to share!
Will you gerroff me!! And cut your nails!
You don’t have to be hostile you know.
Look, I don’t know who you are,  or where you come from. My food pouches are none of your concern, so will you just push off!
Dahling! You mean you don’t recognise me?
Sorry, no.
You don’t remember that night?
I don’t remember yesterday let alone one particular night, now go away!
You promised you’d look after me if I gave you…….. you know……..
No I don’t know, and whatever it was, it’s doubtful I actually wanted it…

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