It is  time for Six on the Sixth

The writing prompt is brought to us by Adam Ickes.  You can read all about participating with up to ten six word stories at the link above.  This month’s theme words are:

Sink  Chair  Automobile  Anger  Duck  Black

Choose one and run with it to your heart’s content. There is a link tool to add you post.

The first execution by the electric chair occurred on this date, August 6, 1890 so my six word stories will use the word CHAIR as a theme and execute both six on the sixth and my daily historical posting.

William Kemmler struck with an axe.

William Kemmler

William Kemmler

Murdered Matilda Ziegler with that axe.

Matilda Ziegler, his victim

Matilda Ziegler, his victim

To Auburn Prison New York he went.

Auburn Prison, NY

Auburn Prison, NY

Albert Southwick, dentist, wanted humane executions.

Dr. Albert Southwick, Dentist came up with the concept of an electric chair

Dr. Albert Southwick, a dentist, came up with the concept of an electric chair

 

Edwin Davis, prison electrician designed chair.

First Electric Chair

First Electric Chair

Execution with 700 volts, then 1,030.

The first electric chair execution 1890

The first electric chair execution 1890

To read more about it click here

My post from one year ago today: Hiroshima

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5 responses

  1. Adam Ickes says:

    Interesting stuff! I was never a history fan, but a lesson 6 words at a time is pretty easy to stomach.

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  2. Birgit says:

    Great way to use the word and on the 6th! These old photos are so neat to see especially this last one. I can’t believe they are just sitting there like they are ready to have some conversation

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  3. Ade Branwell says:

    HI Maryann! Using the anniversary is a fascinating way to us the prompt. Well done

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