Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Six word novels

EMZ six words
So Emz was on the treadmill and heard a story on NPR and then wrote her thoughts about it as a blog post.   (I love that you listen to NPR EMZ!!)  From an outsider looking into her life her candid honesty is pretty groovy.  She is a tough cookie on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. So the six word thing....

According to legend, Ernest Hemingway once bet $10 that he could write a novel in six words. 
His novel:
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” he wrote.

The baby shoes novel is brilliant.
Its not easy but I have come up with a catch phrase from the exercise when you face difficulty...
"Hard as a six word novel"

In my mind I kept sounding like Yoda and couldn't quit!
"Think like Yoda, clarity soon appears."

and this....
"expected is not what life gives."
"run to find not away from"

and the novels...
"I thought you had done it" or "he who smelt it, dealt it" (borrowed but funny)
"Thank you, it made me happy"
"what once was is now undone"
"we struggled together now laugh often."
"I walked happily in sideways rain"
"washing dishes thinking about his life"
"You wear that facial flush well"
"Yes! I saved the day mom!" (Milo's 6 words he just yelled at me!)
"Face the mundane with smiling courage"
"change your mind to find happiness"
"Outside our cave the sun shines"
"Sassy yet submissive she embraced him"
"Bloody hell six words are addictive"
"Spend my day thinking in six"

To keep the creativity flowing, What are your six words??
 write a blog about this or leave a comment, I would love to know.

Thanks Dear EMZ!

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