Robin Hawke

Last of Blog on Fire Awards
August 31, 2011, 4:26 PM
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9)     Javajune’s Blog

10)   The Book Whisperer


Graduation Eve
August 31, 2011, 3:12 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

Someone knew the gym was unlocked. Down the path they went, too delighted to be altogether furtive. Taking advantage of occluded moonlight, she dove through the mist of chlorine.

August 30, 2011, 2:02 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

She took his attention, stole it. He softly traced her features, looked into soapstone eyes, admired baby legs. An installment halted, he packed bottles in between gurgles.

New, I Hope Improved

I have a new lease on this blog. Friendly encouragement, glee crafting six word stories and understanding (of how to mesh my readers’ wants with blog and personal requirements) are providing excitement for the days ahead.

I’ve changed categories; I’ve moved posts, added new, deleted a few.  Most importantly, I’ve discovered the joys of self-imposed constraints. Budget constraints, spatial constraints, time constraints all play a part in the creative process, often for a project’s betterment.

The six word story provides and demands an imposing, but redeeming, constraint. I noticed that many six word stories might be divided into three sentences, so I’ve adapted the six word story into a three sentence story constraint for this blog. I’ll post my DIY Romance six word stories here, too, but weekly.

Excited, engaged, no longer thoughtless, bursting to tell–it’s good to blog. The first three sentence story went up today. Come back tomorrow for another.

A Week of Six Word Stories, August 23-29
August 29, 2011, 2:34 PM
Filed under: Six Word Stories

Word: Diamond
Insipid diamond for suit, six figures.

Word: Spark
A spark, paper tinder, wafted away.

Word: Tangled
Entangled limbs, ready heart, tangled thoughts.

Word: Kept
Avoided marriage, kept love, orange chair.

Word: Approach
Novel approach; he bit; she smiled.

Word: Prelude
Intact roses, prelude to slippery words.

Word: Overlook
I said yes, overlooking the obvious.

Words: In bed
In bed, passing martinis with chatter.


(These stories were also posted on DIY Romance, where you will find more six word stories.)

August 29, 2011, 2:29 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

He found the tennis shoe under the bed. He ducked for a kiss, performed an idle wave goodbye. She returned a phone call to talk about ice cream.

Six Words
August 28, 2011, 5:44 PM
Filed under: Love and Romance, Six Word Stories | Tags: , , ,

DIY Romance is up and running. I find myself tinkering with it, so it is still under construction and may continue to change its appearance. Its purpose is to build a community of people interested in toying with words and challenge each other to add content in the form of six word stories. Ten words, a paragraph–they’re ok, too.

It’s been fun choosing six words, even something to do everyday for a year, a puzzle, a challenge, a learning tool. Each word brings satisfaction as it slips into place.

I’ve discovered six word romances are bittersweet; it is more difficult to find that happily ever after tone; they have a way of being real.


Note: I’ve begun to title the posts with a word, the beginning place, the word that prompted my (almost daily) six word romance and welcomes yours.