The sun guides our days and influences our lives. As daylight hours wane and winter sets in, this week’s Sixes showcase our intrigue with the sun. It can be a figurative beacon (“You are somebody’s sunshine; burn bright.”), a literal guide (“Following the sunset along Route 66.”) or a visual reward (“Sundogs, colored ribbons in the sky.”). With its constant return, the sun energizes both our world and our words. —Shauna Greene
Hardest-hitting: “The sun doesn’t come up sometimes.” –saberg
Most poetic: “Sunlight’s warmth caresses my crouched back.” –gwen91014
Best narrative arc: “He’s not interested; sun’s kept rising.” –TaliaKE
Best itinerary: “Following the sunset along Route 66.” –CindyT
Plus! Last chance to enter SixContest #41! We don’t need the whole story…just the “First Six Words of Your Novel.” Contest ends Friday, December 12, 3pm ET.