Thanksgiving in Six Words
You may have heard of the “six word story” idea that has been floating around the internet and college writing classes for some time. The goal is to come up with a phrase that describes in exactly six words a person’s thoughts on a particular subject. The concept is believed to have started with the famous author, Ernest Hemingway, who accepted a challenge to write a short story in six words. His response was this – For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Of course, few persons would be able to come up with such a thought provoking six word story as the one produced by Hemingway. Still, it is a fascinating exercise and a good way to refine and distill our ideas on a specific theme.
The Thanksgiving Holiday seems to me to be a good subject for a “six word story.” I encourage the readers of this blog to come up with some examples that express what Thanksgiving means to them. I’ll get you started with two of my own. I love eating at any time (big surprise), but especially at Thanksgiving, so I came up with Favorite meal – turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie. Another one hints at the busy rehearsal and performance schedule that awaits musicians after the Thanksgiving holiday. Last rest before rush of December.
This should get you started. I look forward to hearing your “six word stories.”