hemingwayA memoir is a story from our own lives.

The idea for a 6-word story came from Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He was born on July 21, 1899 and died on July 2, 1961.

One day he bet a friend that
he could write a whole story in 6 words.
He wrote a very sad story.
His story was "For sale: Baby shoes, never worn."
He won the bet.

Smith Magazine had a contest last year. People had to write a story from their lives in 6 words.They collected 1,000 stories and made a book.

You can read some of the 6-word stories here.

What about you? Can you write a story from your life in only 6 words?
Go to the My Story Forum and give it a try.

Last modified: Monday, 8 August 2011, 1:38 PM