Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in six words. The result: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” One sentence, with a whole host of implications buried within those six words. Why weren’t they worn? Did the baby die? Was there never a baby? Whose baby was it/would it have been? Maybe they were just really super ugly shoes…
As we prepare for NaNoWriMo and 15,000 words of creativity, why don’t you try your hand at brevity for a minute? In six words exactly write three summaries of movies or books you love.
For example: Rebellion, survival, fear: the Capitol controls. (Hunger Games)
Little man seeks treasure, Smaug loses. (The Hobbit)
Write three six-word summaries and put the title of the book or movie in parentheses at the end. If stuck for inspiration, try doing this for your summer read book, Stardust, and Eleanor & Park.
Due Friday October 3rd