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A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.

As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
So getting to the point of this article, we are kickstarting this year with a six word story contest! We have some awesome prizes and hopefully enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! :la:
Please support the contest and :+fav: the article so that more can join in on the fun! :dalove:

BleedersofInk also has a contest on 'What Would You Do?' so go take a gander at that too! :la:

Contest Begins:

January 1st

Contest Ends:

February 14th, 10pm GMT

Theme:

'Around the World in 80 Days' ...with a comical twist!

As put forward by TwilightPoetess, "The contest idea is to write a six word story about a journey "Around the World in 80 Days," with the use of humor.

For instance...

"Day eight:
Ripped my parachute. Again."
"

Form:

Six word story ;P

Guidelines:


:bulletblue: One entry, per person.

:bulletblue: The entry must be newly submitted to deviantART from January 1st.

:bulletblue: The entry must only contain six words. Contractions are allowed.

:bulletblue: The Author's Comments must include: SixWordStories' 'Around the World in 80 Days' Contest (Or you can copy and paste: :devsixwordstories:' 'Around the World in 80 Days' Contest )

How to Submit:

Submit the entry to SixWordStories' Gallery here. You do not need to be a member of SixWordStories to enter; it's open to everyone and anyone!

Our Judges:

Thank you to all of our judges here!

:iconhalatia: :iconladylincoln: :iconthorns: :iconsanguineepitaph: :iconhtblack: :iconsolarune: :icondamina: :iconmafiavamp: :icontwilightpoetess:

Prizes:

First Place

400 :points: from thorns
200 :points: from SixWordStories
100 :points: from x-innocence-x
A :points: from brynisch
dA Print Mug from Halatia
Four constructive comments from 3wyl
Two constructive comments from Love-Literature
One constructive comment from Sandstar12

Second Place

400 :points: from LadyLincoln
100 :points: from SixWordStories
A :points: from brynisch
Three constructive comments from 3wyl
Two constructive comments from Love-Literature
One constructive comment from Sandstar12

Third Place

100 :points: from cality
100 :points: from Sandstar12
100 :points: from SixWordStories
50 :points: from DarkAngelOfLov
A :points: from brynisch
Two constructive comments from 3wyl and Love-Literature
One constructive comment from Sandstar12

Each winner will also receive...


:star: A News Feature courtesy of SixWordStories
:star: Their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder
:star: A three month subscription either from FallenUmbrella, HtBlack, thorns (or the equivalent in points)
:star: Journal Features from 3wyl, SanguineEpitaph, cality, IrrevocableFate, damina, Sepulchral-Roses, NickyCallaway, thepie36, Teddiii, hiddendelights, HtBlack, sakurashushu, Solarune, Sandstar12, DevissiTRHW, starfire-wolf, TheWriterSantas, PennyADay, TheWritersMeow, Love-Literature, Writers--club

Four lucky people...

...will also win a three month subscription, a news feature and a constructive comment courtesy of SixWordStories!

Last, but not least, ten entries will be featured in the announcement of the contest winners (news article), alongside the winners!

If you would like to give a prize to this contest, please note SixWordStories with the subject title: Contest Prize. We appreciate any and every support given! :la:

We have opted to give more people the chance to get subscriptions rather than a select few winning longer ones. From previous contests, the competition has been pretty fierce, so through doing things this way, we hope it relaxes things and makes everything more enjoyable!
We were always a group "Where quantity matters!". :dummy:

It would be best to :+devwatch: SixWordStories just in case there are any updates. We wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well! If you have any queries (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:
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:iconwobbish97:
wobbish97 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
..... LET'S GO!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I entered last-minute. It's my very first six-word story. :aww:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! I hope you enjoyed it as your first one? :la:
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:iconmetarex12:
Metarex12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I submitted. I hope it's okay.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure it will be! :la:
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:iconmadbluebox:
madbluebox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM SO ORIGINAL: for sale, baby shoes, never worn
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha! :lol:

:evileye:
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:iconmadbluebox:
madbluebox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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aqua9870 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I'll enter!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :highfive:
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