SPRING: six-word short story; which works best?

After trying various permutations for the Figments of a DuTchess challenge, it occurred to me I might as well use them all and employ my new poll-cat skill to find out which one has the greatest impact with readers.  The poll, here, takes the place of pictures to accompany each. Please vote for the one you think allows the imagination to tell the fullest story – not necessarily the one you like the most!

Surviving winter, he surrendered in spring. 

Yearned for spring – which never came. 

Their love blossomed with the spring. 

Spring’s renewal finally allowed her acceptance. 

Rejection: life’s spring plunged into midwinter. 

Spring dragged both, protesting, into joy.

Talking of votes, half the contestants still have to vote in the caption competition, and anyone else is also welcome to do so – the mare the moreier.

 © Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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37 Responses to SPRING: six-word short story; which works best?

  1. disperser says:

    Huddled we wait, dreaming of green.


  2. What a fantastic vote, Col. A real writer’s writer’s vote. I really enjoyed this. Even if I did repeat real and writer’s a lot.


  3. Dizzy says:

    Spring is springing over here 🙂


  4. The Asian says:

    I’d go for “Rejection: life’s spring plunged into midwinter”. I think a story could come out of that


  5. adeeyoyo says:

    I must say I love these polls. 😀


  6. melouisef says:

    What’s this with spring now?
    But I voted…


  7. bulldog says:

    Spring..Spring, why is everyone on about Spring.. when Autumn is just around the corner…


  8. nrhatch says:

    Let the imagination run wild! 😀


  9. First one gets my vote. You want to know the story.


  10. Colline says:

    It is a great idea putting this to vote – makes you think on why you like a particular story.


  11. adinparadise says:

    Well I’m glad to see that I voted with the majority. 😆


  12. Voted for #1, Col. Those six words set my imagination free. I’m really looking forward to the outcome of your poll and will welcome your story to Figments 😀


  13. Mormor says:

    I’m a no-woter 🙂
    But – from here, just now,: Yearned for spring – which never came 🙂


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