New SixContest: We’re swimming in Sixes! Use “swim” in a Six-Word Memoir

Author: Ayusha Mahajan

In honor of Hemingway's 122nd birthday, for SixContest #140, we asked you to write a novel in six words. Not the simplest of tasks—as any hopeful Hemingway knows—but as always, Sixers brought their imaginations to the party. In six words, your stories challenged the cynic (“Gave love, got even more back.” —MaxMatt), inspired the adventurer (“Road less traveled took her home.” —SF51girl) and brought familiarity to the grounded narrative (“Multi-millionaire. Fills purse with restaurant sugars.” —DynamicDbytheC). You showed what it is to be human on the inside (“A held moment startled the rivals.” —PapaCraft) and on the outside (“Telling stories to explain the unexplainable.” —canadafreeze). Papa would be proud. You also gave Hemingway’s “For sale” story its own life by adding your own twist to it, so here are our Top 6 “For Sale” entries, followed by our overall Top 6: