Your Life in Six Words

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Legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway sat at lunch one day with a group of writers. He bet ten dollars that he could write a novel in six words.

He took a napkin and wrote the haunting words: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”

Passing the napkin around the table, he collected his winnings and a new genre was born.

(That’s the legend. The truth is up for debate.)

Ever since, people have composed stories that are sometimes sad, often funny–and always concise.

Here are some great ones:

  • I tell strangers my darkest secrets” – EveningCicada
  • Have become the authority I questioned -notjustagirlintheworld
  • Interior dialogue needs some new episodes – Liberata
  • Fifty-five. Finally time to grow up. – JoanTerra
  • Google knows me, therefore I am. – Chris Mustazza
  • Please pay in coffee, chocolate, books. – Andie Davidson

If you were writing your life story in six words what might you write?

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