New Prompt ~ Six Degrees

Kevin Bacon

I found the 6 Degrees idea at my friend Davida’s blog, but I’m going to tweak it a bit. She links to a prompt that asks us to describe 6 books, each connected to the previous one in some way (a word in the title, the same author, a theme, etc.). That reminded me of a super fun game I’ve played called Carnelli, which uses books and movies. Since I’m pretty flexible with rules, I’m going to allow songs and poems too ~ anything written, basically.

Blog Carnelli is what this is, my friends, and I hope you will join in. Take any one of my 6 items and start your own Six Degrees post (no time limit)… or take one from another player. Can you just begin your own from scratch? Sure, why not! We can use the tag #blogcarnelli to find each other.

If you’re wondering what is the deal with Kevin Bacon, click here. Okay? I’m gonna start! 🤩

1. Hollow Man. This is a 1980 movie starring Kevin Bacon as an arrogant creep of a scientist working on an invisibility serum for the military. There’s also a love triangle involved with Elisabeth Shue. The movie is violent and somewhat predictable, but hey Bacon.

2. Leaving Las Vegas. This is a 1995 movie starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. The story centers on the relationship between an alcoholic man who has lost everything that mattered to him and a prostitute. Sad, but great.

3. The Glass Castle. This is a 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls, where she chronicles her childhood with an alcoholic father. I found it utterly engrossing. There’s a movie version, but it’s not nearly as good as the book.

4. “Heart of Glass.” This is a 1978 new wave song by Blondie. It was written by group members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Though the music is upbeat, the lyrics are focused on mistrust and heartbreak.

5. The Heart Goes Last. This is a 2015 novel by the wonderful Margaret Atwood. It’s a dystopian romp where you have to agree to be a part-time prisoner in order to have a modicum of security. Thought provoking!

6. “Folsom Prison Blues.” This is a 1955 song by Johnny Cash told from the point of view of a prisoner. The guy is lamenting his loss of freedom when he hears the train go rolling by. A classic! 🎶💖

So, there you have it. My first Six Degrees #blogcarnelli post. More will come along at random… looking forward to yours!


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28 responses to “New Prompt ~ Six Degrees

  1. Oh, nice twist here. Glad I (or rather Kate and her #6Degree participants) could inspire you to write a post!

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  2. Lovely take on the prompt. I’ll be sure to join in too.

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  3. Very interesting concept.

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  4. This sounds fun. I’ll have to do some thinking on it, but will try to join in at some point. 🙂

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  5. Wow, I didn’t know “Folsom Prison Blues” was that old!


  6. Oooooh!! Cool idea! Creating a “note” with the hashtag now!

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  7. I have a Keven Bacon index number of some sort–3?–not sure how it is calculated. I’m not, nor have I ever been, in the movies, but when I was a kid, I was in a play at the Palo Alto Children’s Theater (a park program) along side a class mate, Bonnie Hellman, who grew up to be in movies, and who was once in a movie with Woody Allen. Woody Allen was in at least one movie with Kevin Bacon . . .
    And that is my brush with fame, if you don’t count how I was in a high school art class at Palo Alto High with the younger sister of Pig Pen, of the Grateful Dead. I remember she wore a short skirt and lo-oong boots. It was the Sixties!

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  12. This was fun, but harder than I thought. haha!
    Here’s mine:

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