Our challenge is to write a story in only six minutes using the image below. Any and all resemblances to ‘real life’ in my tale, are not coincidental. 😉
“…And the Daddy SUV said, “Who has been eating up my fuel?! Then the Mommy SUV said, “Somebody’s been eating up MY fuel too!” Then the little SUV said, “Somebody’s been eating up my fuel and THERE they are!”
It was a large delegation of the proponents of the Green New Deal who had flown into town on private jets from their beachfront homes and were handing out flyers about the desperate crisis of “Climate Change”. By the time they left, all the people were alarmed and at each other’s throats about what to do about “the immanent end of the World”. As the delegation boarded their private jets to return to their comfortable lives a voice was overheard in the…
Goldilocks always indulged in her penchant for doing things her own way, so she bought 3 SUV’s that were exactly the same, except they came in different sizes small, medium, and large. She liked the medium sized SUV because it produced an optimal balance between the two extremes. The small SUV was fine for her when she was by herself, as it was easier to park and it consumed less gas, but she also enjoyed driving the large SUV when she had to pick up the kids from soccer practice, as that made loading them in and out much easier. Goldilocks often had trouble figuring out what was right for her and that is why she has 3 dogs and 3 cats and now she is on her third husband.
We’re celebrating the release of We Come with Vengeance by H.G. Muralee. Read on for details and enter to win a fantastic giveaway —A copy of the map’s book, a postcard of the Felix character art, and an enamel pin for House Leigh-Van, along with a paperback.
We Come with Vengeance (Kaier Chronicles)
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Genre: Speculative Fiction/ Steampunk Sci-Fi
The war has stretched on for twenty years, and the soldiers, civilians, and nobles are exhausted. Towns grow more desolate while war technology continues to advance, leaving the rest of Kaier behind.
Felix—heir to House Leigh-Van—harbors resentment for the war that has claimed his sister’s life and his father’s ethics. Regardless, he follows his orders and is content to remain equal among his fellow soldiers.
When a routine stop for repairs puts Felix at the epicenter of a brutal attack impacting civilians rather than soldiers, he struggles to continue separating his ethics from his duty. He’s privately ambivalent but publicly supportive of his uncle—the king—when whispers of an underground rebellion start to circulate. The rebellion is gaining traction and could soon make a serious play at ending the war.
But when even the tactics of the resistance begin claiming lives as quickly as the war itself, Felix starts to wonder who will survive to see the peace they’re fighting for.
H.G. Muralee was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Criminal Justice and works as a paralegal. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading far too many books, watching The Great British Baking Show, learning her husband’s native language, and playing with her dog, Oliver.
This is a picture of three of the same car lined up but they look like a small, medium, and large.
*****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!****
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 the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
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.
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.
*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.*
Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
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