Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 01/12/2021


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!

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 39: (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line.

Looking Ahead

Looking outside at the contrast 
of morning and evening are there 
it is not that I even care 
The day before is now the past 
the day ahead might be my last 
I live to see beauty today 
and breath some more in if I may 
knowing for me there is still hope 
and I will be able to cope 
with whatever comes on my way.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

To participate in the Decima challenge go to: https://ronovanwrites.com/2021/01/06/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-39-contrast-in-the-a-rhyme-line/

Fandango’s Flashback Challenge

find this challenge here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/01/08/fandangos-flashback-friday-january-8/

What do you see? #11

Hopeful 

As I walk along the ruins 
I try to recall the memories 
that we have built together. 

I recall your touch and your blessing,  
but flounder in the  shadows  
that used to be our love.  

Moving towards the sun 
I feel hopeful that peace 
and happiness will be mine again.  

©2020 C Bialczak 

Simply Six Minutes: Furry Little Kamikazes!

Here is John’s contribution to Simply 6! Hawk Chow is a great idea!

The Sound of One Hand Typing

The squirrels in my neighborhood are crazy. It’s like they have a death wish or something. We’ll be driving around and all of a sudden one will come dashing out from the side of the road. Mary will slam on the brakes to try not to hit it, and the furry little bastard will turn around and run back where he was. We think he’s back on the side of the road and start moving again, and he’ll come dashing back out again!

You do your best to avoid them, because they don’t know any better, but occasionally you crush one, and you end up feeling awful for killing him. What can you do, though?

One day we were driving through the subdivision and saw a hawk carrying one off. That’s kind of disconcerting, because you try your best not to kill them only to have a hungry hawk say…

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Distracted: Your Daily Word Prompt

To participate go to: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/your-daily-word-prompt-distracted-ydwordprompt-January-7-2021/

The Cat in the Hat comes to play

The Cat in the Hat knew the mom would be mad 
if she saw all the toys and goodies he had. 
He tried to keep quiet and out of her way 
to keep her distracted was the way he could stay. 

He started with smiles and a proud, firm handshake 
His brow started sweating, she would know it was fake 
All he had to get by was this first “How d’ya do?” 
Then to get to the kids, just he and those two. 

So he started to walk on his back legs to show 
that he knew that his back was the rude way to go. 
The mother was pleased by the Cat’s gentle tone 
She was happy to leave the three of them all alone. 

The Cat took his bag and all the tricks he had found 
The comics and posters and the car with the sound 
He spread them all out on the rug in the room 
He had his own bag and could clean with his broom. 

The kids were so happy to see all his stuff 
He wondered if they thought there wasn’t enough.  
But for hours they played without one single fight 
A perfect fun day led to a quite tired night. 

©2021 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction

My Driveway: Three Things Challenge

Di gives us three words everyday to use in any creative way we find works. Since I just got done bringing my garbage down my awful driveway this is what came to my mind. To participate go to: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/three-things-challenge-471/

Your three things today are:

TIRED
TIN
MORE

My Driveway

My driveway is steep 
and curvy as hell 
Walking up it and down it 
makes my lungs and brain swell.  

Nothing makes me more tired 
than bringing trash to the road 
there always seems something 
is heavying the load. 

Since there is no more room  
in the tin garbage can 
Trying to get it down safely 
is only part of my plan. 

It isn’t so much as the  
walk down the hill 
it’s the walk back up top 
after years, kills me still.  

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Intimate: FOWC with Fandango

To participate in this daily prompt go to: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/01/07/fowc-with-fandango-intimate/

Time Together

On a cold dark day 
the one thing I desire 
is you  in my arms 
us in front of a fire  

With no one around 
to bother us here 
that intimate feel 
there is love in the air.  

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 01/05/2021 — Reblogged from Stine Writing

Brandon’s squirrel story! Thank you for the contribution and for participating!

Brandon Ellrich, Writer/Author/Poet

Happy New Year!! 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!**** Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six[…]

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 01/05/2021 — Stine Writing

It seemed innocent enough. The squirrel was friendly, wasn’t it? She was holding the berry in a way that would allow the furry creature to pluck it out of her mouth so he would only get the small fruit. But she was wrong. The squirrel wasn’t quite as “friendly” as he seemed, and was overly-aggressive when it came to getting at the berry. Little did she know that the reasoning was that he was sick; it wasn’t his fault. The dizziness he experienced affected his…

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