Sunday, August 20, 2006

six word sunday

There's a great group on Flickr called Six Word Story where the rules are oh-so-simple: create a story for a photograph using only six words.

From the Flickr group's site:

Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words. His answer, personally felt to be his best prose ever, was "For sale: baby shoes, never used." Some people say it was to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors.

I'm creating a challenge for my fellow bloggers -- Sunday will be known as Six Word Sunday, and participants should post a photograph with a Six Word Story on Sundays. No prizes are awarded, but it's awfully fun to get those creative juices flowing.

The rules, blatantly lifted from the Flickr group (with a slight modification):

I'd like you to post a photo with a Six Word Story in the title section of a [blog entry]. Be as inventive as possible. Have those few words tell the whole tale, and let the picture be its visual interpretation. Just make sure the title of your [blog entry] does indeed contain SIX WORDS in English.

To get things started, here's my first Six Word Sunday post:

of sound and fury, signifying nothing

(for this round, I'll not post the Six Word Story in the blog entry title)

Won't you join in?

Please feel free to refer your friends to participate, here's the address to this post:

Join in the fun! Get more information about the Six Word Sunday challenge


  1. First! =) Interesting game....I must consult my pictures.

  2. Oooh sounds fun... I'm not sure I'm that creative, but we'll see. ; )

  3. Ok, I posted mine. =)

    So, are we supposed to put the story as the post title?

  4. Oooh, once I get back to the States, I will definitely try to join in on this venture!

  5. this does sound like an interesting way to spend five minutes-do we have to do it on sunday?

  6. Pictures and words !
    The perfect mix for me...
    I'll be glad to try.