photo credit: winter peach
Since Hemingway wrote his 6-word story “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn”, he has inspired a whole trend of 6-word stories.
I got wind of this, this past week via a thread on the TED linkedin group: How would you describe yourself using only 6 words. Quite a challenge. People responded with 28 pages (and counting) worth of comments. It’s amazing what you can tell about a person from their 6-words. Here are some responses:
“Global: imported, expensive, artificial. No thanks!”
“I awaken possibilities in sleepy caterpillars.”
“I am a story well told.”
“Alone I cannot Together we can”
“love and growth hurt. so good”
“Be good enough to enjoy it.”
“Six?! I only need five.”
McGill University even has a whole website dedicated to telling stories titled with 6 words. The alumni stories posted are powerful and intriguing. Check it out here.
Now, your turn. If asked to tell your story in 6 words, what would you say?
To start it off, I would say “Awakened by inspiration. Strengthened by experience”