Write a Novel in Six Words

Either our attention spans have atrophied terribly or writers have become extraordinarily efficient. This article from the Houston Chronicle, February 9, 2008 describes their challenge to readers inspired by the very same challenge given to Ernest Hemingway: write a novel in six words. He did.

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”


Here are a few more examples from the Chronicle:

Found true love, married someone else.Bjorn Stromberg

Fifteen years since last professional haircut. Dave Eggers

One tooth, one cavity, life’s cruel.John Bettencourt

Feel free to add your novel in the comment section below.


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