A friend of mine just joined a facebook group called "Six word stories" that challenges people to write true stories in six words.
Hemingway was asked to write a story in six words (though I don't think the truth requirement was there) and came up with: "For sale: Baby shoes. Never used."
Margaret Atwood's response was "Longed for him. Got him. Shit."
So far this A.M. the stories I've come up with are:
True of me:
"Incompetant as secretary; lawyer results pending."
"How 'bout it?" + "ok" = Gen-X Engagement
Junior High Memories make Universalism difficult.
ChaliceMom's accident sees life as lagniappe.
Kindergartner campaigns for younger siblings; regrets.
Functional adulthood is the best revenge.
Six word challenge reveals latent OCD.
Fictional, but interesting:
In Case of Emergency, contact: Nobody
I will add more as think of them.
"Jump into the bathtub,"
Down to seven words, but no fewer.
Ps. More on the candidates tonight.
Pps. Please see the comments, where Jeff W. compares what I wrote to what Margaret Atwood and Ernest Hemingway wrote. True, I come up lacking, but that's still the nicest compliment my writing has gotten in awhile.