Six word novelsAugust 4, 2009 8:23 am General
Like Haiku and other very formulaic structures, the six word novel gives the author enormous freedom while constraining them in a fish-bowl.
My favourite examples:
- “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” – Ernest Hemmingway.
- “Longed for him. Got him. Shit.” – Margaret Atwood
- “With bloody hands, I say good-bye.” – Frank Miller
Reading these, and seeing the second-place finisher of the competition in this newsletter (which was my favourite): “My secret discovered. Plane ticket purchased.” made me want to give it a try.
After some work, here’s my best effort.
As the noose tightened, she remembered.
A bit macabre, nonetheless I’m pretty happy with the images it brings forward, and the questions it leaves unanswered.
Anyone else care to try?