Thanksgiving Stories in Six Words

This is a “reprint” of a blog I’ve posted several times in recent years during the Thanksgiving season. It has resulted in some absolutely great responses and I wanted to run it again to see what interesting things my readers would have to offer in 2013. Here it is:

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 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, but especially at Thanksgiving, so I came up with “Favoirite meal – turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie.” Another one hints at the busy rehearsal and performance schedule that awaits many 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.”

Showing 6 comments
  • Carol Gentry

    Wilberg Concert- memorable, meaningful beyond words.

  • Bill Gentry

    Christmas lights shining bright, darkness gone.

  • Jeff Dimond

    Food, family, festive, friends, football

  • Micki Ferguson

    Abundance love food sharing laughter family

  • larry armstrong

    Carve. Eat. Burp. Football. Nap. Repeat.

  • Brenda Lundy

    Eat, sleep. Eat, sleep. Eat, sleep.

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