According to legend, someone once challenged Ernest Hemingway to write a six-word novel. It is said that he responded by writing,
“For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”
Whether or not it’s true, the 6 word story is causing quite a response. Smith magazine (http://www.smithmag.net/) has taken the challenge and invited others to post their own memoirs, using just 6 words. Due to the large response, a book was published, and hundreds more have been added to their website.
Here’s a few examples:
Never been a ‘five year planner’
Meet the geek of my dreams
One day I’ll do something right
Alone at home, cat on lap.
Anything is possible with duct tape.
Since discovering the six word memoirs, my church has issued the challenge of each writing out our own testimonies, like Hemingway, using just six words. Here’s attempt to sum up my relationship with Jesus, in just 6 words:
Pursuing Agape Love. Attempting to duplicate.
Everyone has a story. What’s yours?