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WOOHOO!

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If you follow my blog, you know that I love participating in Benedict Nicholson’s Six Word Story Challenge.

I’m always amazed at how one prompt can inspire so many different stories.

This past week’s prompt was BETRAYAL.

My attempt was:  A bribe accepted.  A witness dead.

And I’m celebrating!!!

My attempt won!!!

Click here to visit Ben’s blog and if you haven’t participated, give it a try.  You might be surprised by the number of wonderful stories out there!

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Six Word Story Challenge

Benedict Nicholson’s Six Word Stories: The Challenge, No.3

Prompt:  Murder

My attempt:

An “accidental” overdose – my revenge complete.

Six Word Story Challenge

Having never participated in a blogging event, I hesitantly scanned the events page and looked at some of the early blog posts for the assignment. Blabberwockying shared a six word story challenge by Benedict Nicholson. This event seemed like a good place to start.  Six words.  How hard could it be? Hmm.  It’s actually a bit more challenging than I had originally anticipated – but, I enjoyed it.

This week’s prompt:  LOSS

My attempt:

She lay down, clutching his pillow.

My Review of The Locket by Laurie W-J-N

the locket

Amazon Book Description:

It has been said that every locket has a story to tell. In these stories a very special locket shares the history of a group of women through the generations, stories of love and happiness, stories of struggles and triumphs, memories of the past and hopes for the future. The locket weaves itself through each story as a beautiful and personal memento of love and devotion, from one generation to the next.

What I Thought:

At only 31 pages, The Locket is definitely a short read but don’t let that fool you. This novelette incorporates five vignettes, focusing of five generations of women in the same family. With each episode, Laurie introduces a woman and plunges the reader into that woman’s life.  Each scene evokes strong impressions of the women’s misfortunes as well as their successes.

I enjoy the author’s writing style.

Perfect for a quick afternoon read.

5 stars