Mar 21, 2014

AtoZ #0 - Theme Reveal - Just six words

So, this April I am participating in the AtoZ Blogging Event. Each day this month except on Sundays, I will release one post on an title starting with the alphabet of the day. I am going to follow an exciting theme for this challenge. Here I reveal the theme to you!

The event suggests me to write short posts to make it more reader-friendly. I intend to use this opportunity to test out a long-held dream of a writing experimentation. I won't bother you with more than 6 words each day. Just six! The idea of 6-word stories owes its roots to Ernest Hemingway and you might be curious to read the very first six word story that the great man wrote himself:

For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.
- Ernest Hemingway

Several gems have come out in this format and I am going to experiment in this flash fiction format this April. These enticing six words do not reveal much direct. The beauty of these stories lie in the unsaid words. Forget reading between lines. Experience reading between the words here.

This format also fits perfectly to the ultra-short attention span that exists today. With so much of information around us, it is a much bigger challenge now than even Hemingway faced. To say it in it's own way.

Six word stories? Come again please. 

Image Courtesy : robotson
Hence the idea. With Hemingway's blessings and your support, I hope we have an exciting ride ahead. 

Cheers,
GS

23 comments:

  1. Coooool! I am excited to read your posts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Stri.. More exciting stuff to come!

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks na.. More exciting stuff to come!

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Thanks a lot Tyrean.. More exciting stuff to come!

      Delete
  4. GREAT topic. I love six-word stories, and they are quite hard to write, so I'm looking forward to cheering you on! Good luck

    Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Kyoto, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the encouragement Alex. Sure it is a challenging and interesting mission. Looking forward for your comments on the stories.

      Delete
  5. Wow! 26 six word stories! That's really impressive, I wish you the best of luck. Those things are hard! I look forward to reading them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks magas for the encouragement. Look forward for your comments on the stories daily

      Delete
  6. six words! Now that's a challenge - I have enough problem with drabbles and they're a whole hundred words! Good Luck!
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    Fantasy Boys XXX

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot Sophie.. True ! It is a challenge to relish :-)

      Delete
  7. This is a fantastic theme, GS!! I know it will be challenging but super fun too!! Looking forward to your 6 word stories this April :)
    Shilpa Garg
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2014

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shilpa.. It will be a challenge to relish and definitely a lot of fun too as you said

      Delete
  8. Sounds like a very interesting theme. Look forward to reading your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Like your theme. Look forwarding to reading your posts.

    Diane at http://a-creative-mind.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Diane.. Definitely there's a lot of exciting stuff to come

      Delete
  10. Great idea for a theme!
    Micro fiction is a wonderful form. It's basically a tidbit. A bite of literature.
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!
    Writer In Transit

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle. Sure it is an interesting bite.. Gonna try to make it a mouthful this April :-)

      Delete
  11. Only 6 words how fun and different I can not wait to see what you come up with.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely Glenda.. Had a lot of fun writing these myself.. Hope the fun is transmitted to you too

      Delete
  12. Very interesting concept! Thanks for the reminder to keep posts brief. I remember that now from 2012. I can get wordy sometimes so I will need to work on that!
    Great idea for the 6-word story! Think that covers brief!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True CLR.. I am guilty of being wordy too at times.. This is a new challenge I have taken up and hope I will feed your curiosity well

      Delete