One of the fun trends in the lit world lately is the Six-Word Memoir or Six-Word Story. According to most accounts, this arose from Ernest Hemingway’s claim that any story could be told in six words. His contribution to the genre: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Generally I’m not a fan of Hemingway’s sparse style, but, wow.
Inspired, I wrote some six-word memoirs from the perspective of my protagonist, Dara.
My first attempt was a little clumsy: Parents let her go. Me next?
A sillier try: Chose cupcakes for revenge. Plan backfired.
Then I think this one really did it: Lost a family, found a home.
So, fellow writers, what are your six-word stories? I’d love to hear them!