Since I have been raving so much about flash fiction, I was quite excited when I recently stumbled upon this little challenge, the goal of which is to write your life story in six words or less. I found the idea on uncustomary.org, and thought I’d give it a try!
I’ve seen some wonderful six word stories over the years. The one that always stands out for me is:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
It seemed more challenging though to write something about my own life, a personal short story.
After some thought, I decided on:
Books: welcomed escape and seized opportunity
This is a very personal challenge, but was fun nonetheless. I would loved to have had even one or two more words, but the restrictive word limit means you have to be extra diligent!
I’ve always written and read, and it has been cathartic for me through childhood and still is today. Perhaps too much escapism isn’t good but without books I wouldn’t have grown my enthusiasm for learning, and wouldn’t have been able to complete my degree.
What would your six word story be? Post your thoughts in the comments below!