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August Challenge Prompts: Six-Word Story Challenge (2017) #PFSixWordChallenge

 The August Six-Word Story Challenge prompts are up! Another month of prompts, 6-word stories, and everyday creativity. Spruce up your journal with a few words each day, or use your stories for hand lettering practice. If you’re ready for an extra challenge, try rhyming to make a 6-word poem. Write on!

Take the August six-word story challenge. Great for hand lettering practice and creative journaling.

August Challenge Prompts: Six-Word Story Challenge (2017) #PFSixWordChallenge |

Welcome back to another month of my 6-word story challenge (#PFSixWordChallenge)! Grab your prompt sheet and join the party on Instagram for some writing fun!

In my part of the world, it’s time for back-to-school and back-to-college. As the hard work starts, we also need to take time for fun creative pursuits. Most of us don’t have time to tackle full-length novels or masterpiece paintings. We DO have time for six little words.  They’re just a taste of the creative life to make your day a bit brighter.

Not sure where to start? See the examples of 6-word poems in the January 2017 Challenge post.

If you think 6 words sounds easy, think again! You won’t have to waste a whole day on the computer, but it’s tough to squeeze a full story arc from only six words. The fun is in the attempt.

Here are a few of mine to get you started:

  • Ninety days. Ninety letters. He persisted.
  • Memo: Hiring freeze due to nepotism.
  • “I’m innocent!” (The judge did it.)

Ready for bigger writing projects? Take a peek inside my writing journal for inspiration.

Take the August six-word story challenge. Great for hand lettering practice and creative journaling.

How to Play…

Six words. That’s all you get. Experiment and have fun with it!

  • Write whatever sparks in your mind. You are free to use the prompt words in your story, but it’s not required.
  • You can continue with the 6-word stories (non-rhyming) if you like.
  • If you’re feeling extra creative, try your hand at six-word poems (rhyming) on odd days. Six-word poems are new to the challenge this year, but they’ve added a whole new layer of complexity.  Micro-poetry is definitely outside my comfort zone, but it’s a great way to flex your creative muscles.

Where to Post

  • Most of the six-word story challenge takes place on Instagram. For the best chance of being featured, tag your posts with the challenge hashtags.
    • #PFSixWordChallenge
    • #PFSixWordPoems
  • Feel free to tag me (@PageFlutter ), so I can give your awesome story a shoutout!
    • Not on Instagram? No worries; just play along on my Facebook page.
  • Subscribe to my newsletter to get my latest posts and challenge prompts delivered to your inbox!

Printable Challenge Sheet: AUGUST

Repost my challenge graphic in your Instagram feed for easy reference, then save the FREE printable (A5 size) and paste it into your journal.

August 2017 Prompts Printable_PDF


Take the August six-word story challenge. Great for hand lettering practice and creative journaling.


Remember: It’s not about having the “best” 6-word story. It’s about inspiration, so have fun & take creative risks!

If you need a little help getting started, check out my 6-Word Story board on Pinterest. For those of you looking to turn your six-word stories into larger projects, follow my boards devoted to the craft of writing. Happy journaling!

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Megan Rutell is the blogger behind Page Flutter. She's also a writer, stationery lover, Air Force veteran, and homesick Colorado girl.

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