Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Six words

It is said that, in response to a bet that he could not write a novel (= a complex story) in six words, Ernest Hemmingway wrote:

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

Hard to beat that for brevity and pathos. He won the bet.

Others have run with this idea and asked people to write their life story in six words.

For me it would be:

I have been pretty lucky really.


  1. Life filled with love. It's good.

    Is it cheating to use a contration?

  2. Well, we're lucky to know you.

  3. You're so far the luckiest person I've known!


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