YOUR LIFE IN "SIX WORDS" CONTEST February 28, 2015 - March 10, 2015
FOR SALE, BABY SHOES NEVER WORN." To remark on the spareness of Ernest Hemingway's prose style has become a sixth-form commonplace; but never was that style so spare as in this nugget, written to win a ten-dollar bet that he couldn't write a short story in just six words.
Following this concept write in SIX words something that describes your LIFE.
Below are some more examples of what is required for this contest.
Chainsmoking Scot, made living from death
Andrew McKie, Telegraph obituaries editor
Five novels; two kids; insufficient sex
Louise Doughty, novelist
Everyone who loved me is dead
Fifteen years since last professional haircut
Dave Eggers, novelist
I like big butts; can't lie
They attacked, we survived; let's eat
Bad brakes discovered at high speed
Fancied self as haiku. Was clerihew
Sam Leith, Telegraph literary editor
Still breathing, too early to tell
Simon Heffer, Telegraph columnist
Have fun and Happy writing!
Please do take the time to read some of the other writer's submissions to the challenge.
Blue Ribbon, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stars
Created Feb 28, 2015