The Six-Word Short Story

  • pen/paper or computer/smartphone
  • imagination

Spend a couple of minutes trying to write your own six-word story!

Here's an example to get you started - “Her purse essentials: lipstick and arsenic.”

The success of these stories lies in what they imply to the reader about events preceding and following the actual story.

Test it out on your friends, and see what they think.

Here are some questions to ask to help start the conversation:

  1. Who is the story about?
  2. When did the story take place?
  3. What else would you like to know about the story?

This Backyard Camp activity is part of our School Edition series. The activity was provided by our friends at Park Street Education, who offer an affordable, experience-based education to help students learn, socialize and develop while earning a reputable education.

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