In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway bet ten dollars that he could write a complete story in just six words.
He wrote: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
He won the bet.
What is your 6 word story?
Would you write one today…something honest, something about yourself, something cathartic?
Would you let it incubate in your secret repository, review and revise it when the time is right?
I think that would help you grow.
“Discovering his potential, living life fearlessly.
“Enjoys learning new things, hates pickle”
More to come, sooner or later.
- Video: Six-word memoirs: Losing loved ones on 9/11 (pbs.org)
- Ernest Hemingway: 10 quotes on his birthday (csmonitor.com)
- There is Nothing to Writing… Ernest Hemingway (lilyvelden.com)