Six Words

ThrowBack6I saw this on another blog the other day, I really can’t remember any of the details but the idea behind it caught my attention. The challenge was to try to tell a story in six words. At first it didn’t that difficult but it really challenged my thought process, sentence structure and my vocabulary.

Here are some of my attempts; they are good, bad and horrifying. πŸ™‚

-The long walk ended in tears.

-All his children fought their history.

-Irrevocably damaged, indeterminate optimism, eternity achieved.

-I went to the store forever.

-The house of one hundred truths.

-My notebook knows all my secrets.

-Love, hallucinations and how it works.

-Fall into a drink forget nothing.

-She always danced to her beat.

-From below every conversation was heard.

What’s your best attempt?

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12 thoughts on “Six Words

  1. There is a a book titled Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure was published on Feb. 5, 2008. I heard about it on NPR, some of the memoirs are really good. Here is one in the theme of stories:
    She missed him before he left.

  2. Pingback: six words say more than twenty. | it writes itself

  3. it seems next to impossible to do. I keep hemingway’s six words close to my heart as a goal.
    you keep going, too!

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