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:
If you were writing your life story in six words what might you write?
Please share in comments!