Simply 6 Minutes – Trevor

My contribution to #simply-6-minutes for this week, Tuesday 1 September 2020.

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Lizard, by Stine Writing

This is randomly different!
The sound of this beast is familiar, even comforting.
The feel of the beast, the deep rumble is also a constant.
But something has changed!

Normally I travel in the plastic box, with the lid of holes.
Down deep in the darkness of Simon’s schoolbag.
I see light only in three places; between house and car, car to classroom – and in the canteen where Simon takes me out to play with his friends.

They call me Joe.
The name I call myself is Trevor!
But, I’ll answer to Joe in the small ways that I can.
I don’t run away and tolerate them handling me and nibble on the scraps they drop into my box.

The children are delighted.
I am tolerant, but bored.
BUT this new adventure is excellent!
This strange new world zooming past.

How glad I am of the strength of my pads
How they glue to this cool surface.
I feel the rumble; it is strong.
But so am I. (169 words, 6 minutes)

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
 

Simply 6 Minutes – Escape

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There is only one way
To escape this cell
These planks of pain
Their own form of hell

The light beckons
But the light kills
Many have risked
Its radiant kiss

It sloughs off skin
Melts through flesh
Inhales each scream
As limbs fall away

Like a helpless babe
You cry and crawl
There is no escape
Passed that white maw

Too late one sees
The rot that seeps
At the edge of light
Sucking greedily

There is only one way
Only this chance
That traffic through agony
One person will advance

But will it be me?
There is only one way.

  1. https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/14/simply-6-minutes-writing-challenge
  2. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  3. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


Simply 6 Minutes – Papping!

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Rosie loved coming to this restaurant for afternoon tea.

She made it her sacred appointment; every Tuesday.

She particularly loved watching the world through the greenery.

It created a softness, and perfectly framed the drama.

The people she’d seen.

Neighbours, celebrities, politicians; the gamut.

And the gossip she’d passed on from her surreptitious papping!

Her friend Nora, two doors down, caught out kissing another woman;

And Nora married to Ben these 15 years!

Her local MP shaking hands with a known drug criminal;

or was it actually passing over of something, not hand shaking, going on?

Some of her favourite TV soap actors visited this hotel; ate at this very restaurant.

Rosie had seen some dubious behaviour and fed some tittle-tat on to the papers.

Oh, the media couldn’t say who their ‘source’ was, but Rosie was delighted when she recognised herself in those stories.

Quite a few celebrities had found themselves in deep water, due to her intervention.

But Rosie was herself no sainted lady.

This exact spot is where she’d watch for her own paramour to arrive.

A lady, an actress, a would-be politician.

See, there was more to Rosie’s spying than just gossip mongering.

Oh, yes.

Rosie was on the lookout for anything that could help her beloved Danielle reach even higher heights.

And whatever Rosie could do; she would do. For love!
(6 minutes. 226 words)

https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/14/simply-6-minutes-writing-challenge

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Simply 6 Minutes Writing Challenge – The Beach

To join https://christinebialczak.com/2020/07/14/simply-6-minutes-writing-challenge
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It was a moment between time. Before the day began. Before the crowds descended. Or, after the alarm had been called – tsunami warning? Call to prayer?

I stood there; caught. My imagination running wild.  Where could everyone have gone?

I’d landed my dinghy on this beach. My friend and I had set out early to explore the islands. We thought to grab a drink, perhaps a meal. But now; was that possible?

Looking around, we could see no person. Hear, no sound. Smell, no food cooking. There was water washing onto sand. Birds screeching above us. Sand underfoot. We were alone. And wondering.

I asked my friend, “what should we do?”

“Run?” He shrugged his shoulders. “Take a look-see?”

“I don’t know. This is too weird!”

We stood, indecision paralysing.

And then; the scream!

(134 words)

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.