Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 03/15/2022

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

*****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!


Here is my 6 minute attempt: 237 words.

Grandma, are you kidding me?

What’s wrong dahlin’?

Grandma, you shouldn’t be smoking in the first place and now, if mom sees you she is going to flip out!

Listen, I am celebratin’ my hundredth birthday. I think I earned lighting my cigarette using a birthday candle. Your ma is gonna have to suck it up!

Grandma, why do you think you lived to 100 even though you still smoke? 

Well, dahlin’. My lungs were all charred up all those years ago. There ain’t nothing that is going to make them worse now. I’m just lucky. God picks your time and you go with it. Ain’t nothing else you can do about it. 

Well, my friend Emma’s grandpa died and she said it was because all he did was smoke cigars. 

That’s the problem right there! There ain’t no filter on a cigar. And those things stink. No wonder lungs don’t want to work anymore after having to smell those nasty things. I’m just glad your grandpa never picked up liking cigars. I don’t think I could have dealt with that. They stink. 

Mom says that cigarettes are worse. She said the smell gets in your hair, and your clothes, and even your walls! She said that if you smoke all you’ll get is cancer and yellow teeth. Smile, Grandma, do you have yellow teeth?

Oh dahlin’! My teeth are yellow from all those years drinkin coffee

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