Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 09/06/2022


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

This is a picture of a wall of books with a door tucked in the middle. The door has some sort of caution or police tape on it warning people not to go in the door.

*****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!

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12 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 09/06/2022

  1. Dylan looked around the used bookshop with little more than a mild interest, but then something at the back of the shop caught his eye. There was a door with caution tape across it in an “X” and the tape read “Crime Scene Do Not Cross.” Naturally, his curiosity got the better of him. He looked around to make sure no one was watching before he casually sauntered toward the door. He pretended to look at some books near the doorway, and when he was sure that no one noticed, he turned the knob, opened the door and peeked inside. He heard a voice behind him, so he swiftly entered the room and shut the door. He could hear muffled sounds all around him and he quickly realized they seemed to be coming from the books themselves!

    He cautiously took a book from the shelf and opened the cover. It appeared to be a graphic novel, but in this book, the characters were moving and talking!

    “I see you found something,” a voice said behind him.

    Dylan was startled and dropped the book.

    “You should’ve heeded the warning on the outside of the door.”

    Soon after, a new character was added to the graphic novel. Its name was Dylan.

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