Not Working – 6 Word Story – {FF}

What follows is a piece inspired by the prompt over at Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. The key elements were the photo below, the opening sentence/phrase (optional, I chose not to utilize) and no more than 200 words. 

girl mill historical

Credit, Public Domain


Longing. Inescapable prison denies children childhoods.


{I’ll be honest, I loved my post originally written yesterday, but this is where I am today. SO…good news bad news — the good news is that a fellow blogger was kind enough to come by and read my piece I wrote yesterday, but the story was gone. GASP! While I’d love to blame technology, I was in a rush to get it published in the mad dash to get to church. It appears I may have inadvertently deleted it {weird?} or some other nonsense occurred. In any event, much like a moment in time, I cannot assure you that these were the exact words I used, but they are close. I had written a lengthy post script regarding a documentary I had seen on this very image, but I wont reiterate it at this time. Please accept my humblest apologies for the things that go awry; today is a new day.}

8 thoughts on “Not Working – 6 Word Story – {FF}

    1. I thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment regarding the missing 6 word story. I am slightly embarrassed that I didn’t notice it myself, but much like other things in my busy life, I “set it and forget it”. So I’ve forgotten my carefully chosen words that seemed much more grand than what I’ve replaced them with today, but I do so thank you for letting me know. It could have been a wordless, story-less post forever…and I’m sorry to say I may have never been the wiser! I am sorry about the ads as well – I can pay to not have them appear, but it’s not an expense I’m willing to have at this point. I did put a link to your blog in the update and I do want to heartily thank you again for saving me from finding it on my own later!


  1. So what I’ve recorded now is more like a headline than a story, but sometimes that’s the way it must be. I have too much personal knowledge of the image from the documentary (or two) I’ve watched on child labor which makes writing fiction about it more difficult. Thank you for stopping by!


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