Six Word Story: Tease

This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story challenge. This week’s prompt is tease.

Me and Neil

“Mum! Charlie keeps on poking me!”

As soon as I saw this week’s prompt I knew I had to write a six word story about siblings teasing each other! Working with kids I tend to see a lot of that. 🙂 I chose the name Charlie because every Charlie I know (and it’s a really popular at the moment) is a really cheeky little monkey.

The picture is of me and one of my brothers. His name’s not Charlie.

Six Word Story: Insult

This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge. This week’s theme is insult.


Image from Pixabay

Thick skinned? He’d had to be.

I didn’t really know what picture I was going to use to illustrate this six word story until I went hunting around on Pixabay. Then I entered the search term ‘thick skinned’ and elephant pictures appeared.


One of my favoured Disney films as a child was always Dumbo. The beginning, when he was being picked on and insulted because of his big ears always made me cry.

Six Word Story: Luck

This post is for The Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge. This week’s theme is luck.

penny 2

Copper circle glints: fortune’s promise claimed.

I have to admit that I was a little stumped at first when it came to this week’s prompt. I had a number of different ideas but nothing that really leapt out at me. Then I visited the blog of the lovely Sabina Ayne and discovered that today is National Lucky Penny Day. This immediately brought one of my favourite traditional rhymes to mind:

See a penny,
Pick it up,
All day long you’ll have good luck.

See a penny,
Let it be,
Then bad luck will come to thee.

See a penny,
Pass it on,
Then your luck will never end.

 I noticed when googling the rhyme that everyone seems to have a slightly different version of it. I’d love to know which version you know.

Six Word Story: Horror

This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge. This week’s theme is horror. I tried out several different approaches to this one but then couldn’t decide which to actually use so I decided to include three different ones! I hope you like them.


Empty swing creaks: a mother weeps.


Screams echo as darkness slowly creeps.


Hand clutches the blood-soaked knife.

As I can’t post all three of the six word stories on the challenge page I would love it if you could let me know which one you like best in the comments below. The one that receives the most votes will be posted on The Sometime’s Stellar Storyteller’s page . 🙂

Six Word Story: Paranoia

This post is for the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s six word story challenge. This week’s prompt is: paranoia.


Image from Pixabay

Skin itching; eyes peering; creatures lurking.

I’m not sure I’ll ever manage to come back on this post -that spider picture is making my skin itch. Yes, this is definitely a paranoia that I have. If I see a spider I can’t relax for the next several hours.

Six Word Story: Revealing


Image from Shutterstock

Vicious words exposed seething bitterness within.

This was written for The Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge. This week’s prompt is: Revealing.

I actually put together this post at the weekend, during a lull in the chaos at work  – as usual, finding the picture took longer than anything else. I then forgot about it as soon as I got home and returned to work on my novel! Oops. :s Fortunately I’m now in the final stretch of CampNaNoWriMo and so should become slightly more active on the blog soon. Having said that, I do still have several dozen edits to work through before I can call my novel anything like complete, so I’m unlikely to be quite as active as I was before.

Anyway, I suppose I ought to get back to my dragons now :D, so I’m going to post and run.

Thanks in advance for visiting! I’ll try to visit all of your wonderful blogs soon.