Thursday, August 14, 2008

Up for a challenge?


Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?

This was posted on Livejournal.com and I thought it was interesting. I don't usually read all of the little Home Page blurbs but for whatever reason, this one got my attention. Maybe the word "Hemingway" caught my eye...? Isn't it amazing, though? Six words. That's it. And what a sad story they tell.

Since I read this my mind has been doing its best to string together six words that mean something. Six words that tell a story...that make sense...that take you somewhere. I think that will be my challenge today...a story in six words. Wanna join me?

2 comments:

bridgette said...

wow, that's powerful. I don't think I can come up with one, but I'm going to think on it...

Beth said...

I really like your blog..I've added it to my subscriptions! :)