Simply 6 Minutes – I think I can


Decision paralysis.

Daunted by the challenge.


Forebears have shown that it is possible.

Paths are clearly marked.

Their generosity of spirit is clear, for all to see.


Richness of choice.

Abundance of options.


My tiny brain, overwhelmed.

Physicality, tested.


I am but a mite at the foot of a behemoth.

To reach that glorious sky. To stand at the top, with pride.

I don’t think I can.


My shell is snug and tight. Body protected. Moisture high.

The little snail who could, that’s what they’ll say.


I eye the ground ahead. Take the first step.

One slide, in front of the other. 


Simply 6 Minutes Challenge Note

  • Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  • You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  • Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  • After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.


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