Saturday, May 31, 2014

WNI Summer 2014 Writing Contest: The Six-Word Story

It’s time for another Writing North Idaho Writing Contest!

This summer’s challenge: to write a story or memoir using only six words.

Ernest Hemingway rose to this challenge when he wrote, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Dave Eggers wrote: “Fifteen years since last professional haircut.”

From Aimee Mann: “Couldn’t cope so I wrote songs.”

From Stephen Colbert: “Well I thought it was funny.”

(For further inspiration, check out Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Famous & Obscure Writers by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser.)

Now it’s your turn! Tell us a story or memoir in exactly six words--no more, no less. Send your entry/ies (up to 3 entries per person), either in the body of an e-mail or as an attachment, to wnicontest (at) gmail (dot) com between June 1 and July 15.

For complete contest rules, visit our Contests page. Questions? Shoot an e-mail to wnicontest (at) gmail (dot) com.

Good luck!

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